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Graaff Reinet

Quick Fact
  • 26,585

  • 5,932

  • 10,6%

  • 65,5%

  • 97%

  • 95,4%

Graaff Reinet is the fourth oldest settlement in South Africa and was founded by the Dutch East India Company in 1786. It was named after the governor of Cape Colony, Cornelis Jacob van de Graeff, and his wife, whose maiden name was Reynet. (GPS coordinates: 32.2613 S, 24.5548 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 population26,585
Young (0-14)30,1%
Working Age (15-64)62,4%
Elderly (65+)7,5%
Dependency ratio60,3
Sex ratio93
Population density132 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+7,9%
Higher education aged 20+10,6%
Matric aged 20+25,2%
Number of households5,932
Average household size4,1
Female headed households41,7%
Formal dwellings93,6%
Housing owned/paying off63,6%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage95,4%
Weekly refuse removal93,2%
Piped water inside dwelling65,5%
Electricity for lighting97%

Place names

Camdeboo Municipality