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Quick Fact
  • 181,712

  • 50,593

  • 4,5%

  • 27,7%

  • 97,2%

  • 31,5%

Botshabelo is a Sotho name meaning 'place of refuge'. (GPS coordinates: 29.2486 S, 26.716 E).

Character(s) left.
  • Raper PE. 2004. New dictionary of South African Place Names. Jonathan Ball Publishers.

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Key Statistics 2011

Total population181,712
Young (0-14)31,6%
Working Age (15-64)63,5%
Elderly (65+)4,9%
Dependency ratio57,4
Sex ratio88,5
Population density1747 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+6,6%
Higher education aged 20+4,5%
Matric aged 20+24,7%
Number of households50,593
Average household size3,6
Female headed households46%
Formal dwellings79,8%
Housing owned/paying off80,2%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage31,5%
Weekly refuse removal82,3%
Piped water inside dwelling27,7%
Electricity for lighting97,2%

Place names

Mangaung Municipality