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Quick Fact ......
  • 3,627

  • 1,198

  • 7%

  • 20,2%

  • 93,6%

  • 47%

Augrabies takes its name from the Augrabies Falls nearby. The name is Khoikhoi and possibly means 'hollow place'. Augrabies Falls was originally called King George's Cataract and Hercules Falls, but these names did not stick. (GPS coordinates: 28.6696 S, 20.4261 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 population3,627
Young (0-14)26,8%
Working Age (15-64)68,3%
Elderly (65+)4,9%
Dependency ratio46,4
Sex ratio116,5
Population density950 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+11,5%
Higher education aged 20+7%
Matric aged 20+8,9%
Number of households1,198
Average household size3
Female headed households30,6%
Formal dwellings88,1%
Housing owned/paying off23,9%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage47%
Weekly refuse removal45,3%
Piped water inside dwelling20,2%
Electricity for lighting93,6%

Place names

Kai !Garib Municipality