Boskop

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Boskop
Boskop is located in South Africa
Boskop
Boskop
 Boskop shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 26°33′50″S 27°08′24″E / 26.564°S 27.140°E / -26.564; 27.140Coordinates: 26°33′50″S 27°08′24″E / 26.564°S 27.140°E / -26.564; 27.140
Country South Africa
Province North West
District Dr Kenneth Kaunda
Municipality Tlokwe
Area[1]
 • Total 18.09 km2 (6.98 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 184
 • Density 10/km2 (26/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 85.3%
 • Coloured 6.0%
 • White 8.2%
 • Other 0.5%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Tswana 37.5%
 • Afrikaans 19.6%
 • Xhosa 14.1%
 • Zulu 10.9%
 • Other 17.9%
PO box 2528

Boskop is a village 16 km north of Potchefstroom, renowned as the site of the discovery in 1913 of the first fossil skull found in South Africa. Approved for a post office, Potchefstroom, and a station on the route Potchefstroom-Welverdiend, the name is Afrikaans and means 'bush hill'.[2]

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  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Boskop". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ Raper, Peter E. (1987). Dictionary of Southern African Place Names. Internet Archive. p. 89. Retrieved 28 August 2013.