Coligny, North West

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Coligny
Street in Coligny
Street in Coligny
Coligny is located in South Africa
Coligny
Coligny
 Coligny shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 26°20′S 26°19′E / 26.333°S 26.317°E / -26.333; 26.317Coordinates: 26°20′S 26°19′E / 26.333°S 26.317°E / -26.333; 26.317
Country South Africa
Province North West
District Ngaka Modiri Molema
Municipality Ditsobotla
Area[1]
 • Total 4.36 km2 (1.68 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 2,271
 • Density 520/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 43.2%
 • Coloured 3.4%
 • Indian/Asian 1.9%
 • White 49.8%
 • Other 1.7%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Afrikaans 50.6%
 • Tswana 34.6%
 • English 6.6%
 • Xhosa 1.4%
 • Other 6.8%
Postal code (street) 2725
PO box 2725
Area code 018

Coligny is a maize farming town situated next to the railway line between Lichtenburg and Johannesburg in North West Province of South Africa.

Town some 27 km south-east of Lichtenburg. Originally named as Treurfontein ("spring of sadness"), it was renamed Coligny when it became a town on 23 July 1923, after Gaspard de Coligny, a Huguenot leader who died in the Massacre of St Bartholomew in 1572.[2] Scene of sporadic diamond mining activities.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Coligny". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ Raper, Peter E. (1987). Dictionary of Southern African Place Names. Internet Archive. p. 122. Retrieved 28 August 2013.