Bloemhof railway station
|District||Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati|
|• Total||50.9 km2 (19.7 sq mi)|
|• Density||550/km2 (1,400/sq mi)|
|Racial makeup (2011)|
|• Black African||83.9%|
|First languages (2011)|
|Postal code (street)||2660|
It was founded in 1864 when diamonds were discovered in the area. The town was established on the farm owned by John Barclay, who survived the HMS Birkenhead shipwreck in 1852. The place became known as Bloemhof (flower court) because of the lovely gardens that were planted by Barclay's daughter. Currently Bloemhof has a variety of social milieus; it has a township called Boitumelong and former coloured residence called Coverdale. Salamad is also a small residence formerly an Indian suburb which is situated in this town.
- "Chronological order of town establishment in South Africa based on Floyd (1960:20-26)". pp. xlv–lii.
- Sum of the Main Places Bloemhof, Coverndale and Boitumelong from Census 2011.
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