Garies

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Garies
Garies
Garies
Garies is located in South Africa
Garies
Garies
 Garies shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 30°33′28″S 17°59′22″E / 30.55778°S 17.98944°E / -30.55778; 17.98944Coordinates: 30°33′28″S 17°59′22″E / 30.55778°S 17.98944°E / -30.55778; 17.98944
Country South Africa
Province Northern Cape
District Namakwa
Municipality Kamiesberg
Established 1845
Area[1]
 • Total 69.44 km2 (26.81 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 2,105
 • Density 30/km2 (79/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 9.0%
 • Coloured 79.1%
 • Indian/Asian 0.5%
 • White 10.1%
 • Other 1.2%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Afrikaans 96.0%
 • Other 4.0%
Postal code (street) 8220
PO box 8220
Area code 027

Garies is a small agricultural centre situated in South Africa's Northern Cape province about 110 km south of Springbok, the chief town of the Namaqualand district. Current population approximately 1500.

The Letterklip provincial heritage site is situated just west of town.

Town in the Namaqualand district, at the foot of the Kamiesberg, 46 km south of Kamieskroon and 146 km northwest of Vanrhynsdorp. The name is Khoekhoen and means ‘couchgrass’, Afrikaans ‘kweek’.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Garies". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 173.