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Quick Fact
  • 1,348

  • 454

  • 7,6%

  • 11,7%

  • 88,1%

  • 7%

Hamburg is situated on the southern bank of the Keiskamma River. It was named in 1857 after the German town Hamburg, by settlers of the British-German Legion who fought in the Crimean War. (GPS coordinates: 33.2906 S, 27.4629 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 population1,348
Young (0-14)28,5%
Working Age (15-64)62,4%
Elderly (65+)9,1%
Dependency ratio60,3
Sex ratio96,6
Population density124 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+9,4%
Higher education aged 20+7,6%
Matric aged 20+21,4%
Number of households454
Average household size2,9
Female headed households43,5%
Formal dwellings73,4%
Housing owned/paying off40%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage7%
Weekly refuse removal18,3%
Piped water inside dwelling11,7%
Electricity for lighting88,1%

Place names

Ngqushwa Municipality