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  • 7,703

  • 1,958

  • 2,5%

  • 67,2%

  • 96,2%

  • 83,8%

Klapmuts is named after Klapmutskop, a hill in the area, which was in turn named after a type of Dutch cap with earflaps. It was named as such because the hill has trees on its top and down its two sides. (GPS coordinates: 33.8102 S, 18.8673 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 population7,703
Young (0-14)28,9%
Working Age (15-64)68,2%
Elderly (65+)2,9%
Dependency ratio46,6
Sex ratio100,4
Population density4365 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+6,3%
Higher education aged 20+2,5%
Matric aged 20+18,2%
Number of households1,958
Average household size3,7
Female headed households32,9%
Formal dwellings70,3%
Housing owned/paying off39%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage83,8%
Weekly refuse removal95,5%
Piped water inside dwelling67,2%
Electricity for lighting96,2%

Place names

Stellenbosch Municipality