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  • 12,000

  • 2,909

  • 6,2%

  • 57,2%

  • 86,5%

  • 58,8%

Keimoes is located on the northern bank of the Orange River. The name is of Khoikhoi origin, and means 'large eye' referring to a spring or fountain. The former minister of law and order, Adriaan Vlok (born 1937), started his career in the department of justice in both Keimoes and Upington, working in the magistrate offices there. (GPS coordinates: 28.705 S, 20.9779 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 population12,000
Young (0-14)32,2%
Working Age (15-64)60,7%
Elderly (65+)7,1%
Dependency ratio64,8
Sex ratio99,6
Population density457 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+5,1%
Higher education aged 20+6,2%
Matric aged 20+22,2%
Number of households2,909
Average household size4,1
Female headed households41,8%
Formal dwellings78,2%
Housing owned/paying off65,8%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage58,8%
Weekly refuse removal95,6%
Piped water inside dwelling57,2%
Electricity for lighting86,5%

Place names

Kai !Garib Municipality