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Bloed Rivier

Quick Fact
  • 167

  • 41

  • 1,1%

  • 0%

  • 2,4%

  • 4,9%

Bloed Rivier is Afrikaans for 'blood river', and named after the river that carries the same name. The name refers to the Battle of Blood River, where an estimated 10 000 - 15 000 Zulus fought 470 Voortrekkers on the 16th December 1838. The battle took place on the bank of Bloed Rivier, which is also known as the Ncome River. (GPS coordinates: 28.0946 S, 30.5233 E).

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  • Raper PE. 2004. New dictionary of South African Place Names. Jonathan Ball Publishers.

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Key Statistics 2011

Total population167
Young (0-14)38,3%
Working Age (15-64)59,3%
Elderly (65+)2,4%
Dependency ratio68,7
Sex ratio122,7
Population density18 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+3,4%
Higher education aged 20+1,1%
Matric aged 20+17,2%
Number of households41
Average household size4
Female headed households36,6%
Formal dwellings31,7%
Housing owned/paying off26,8%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage4,9%
Weekly refuse removal0%
Piped water inside dwelling0%
Electricity for lighting2,4%

Place names

Endumeni Municipality