Delareyville

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Delareyville
Delareyville is located in South Africa
Delareyville
Delareyville
 Delareyville shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 26°41′0″S 25°28′0″E / 26.68333°S 25.46667°E / -26.68333; 25.46667Coordinates: 26°41′0″S 25°28′0″E / 26.68333°S 25.46667°E / -26.68333; 25.46667
Country South Africa
Province North West
District Ngaka Modiri Molema
Municipality Tswaing
Established 1914
Area[1]
 • Total 36.53 km2 (14.10 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 10,630
 • Density 290/km2 (750/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 88.2%
 • Coloured 2.0%
 • Indian/Asian 0.8%
 • White 8.3%
 • Other 0.7%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Tswana 77.7%
 • Afrikaans 10.3%
 • English 5.1%
 • Sotho 2.3%
 • Other 4.6%
Postal code (street) 2770
PO box 2770
Area code 053

Delareyville is a maize and peanut farming town situated in North West Province of South Africa.

Town 96 km south-west of Lichtenburg, 82 km north-east of Vryburg, 114 km north-west of Wolmaransstad, and 61 km north of Schweizer-Reneke. It was laid out in 1914 and declared a border industry area in 1968. It was named after Jacobus Hercules (Hendrik) de la Rey (1847-1914), General of the Boer forces in the Anglo-Boer War.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Delareyville". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 133.