Groblershoop

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Groblershoop
Groblershoop is located in South Africa
Groblershoop
Groblershoop
 Groblershoop shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 28°53′50″S 21°59′4″E / 28.89722°S 21.98444°E / -28.89722; 21.98444Coordinates: 28°53′50″S 21°59′4″E / 28.89722°S 21.98444°E / -28.89722; 21.98444
Country South Africa
Province Northern Cape
District ZF Mgcawu
Municipality !Kheis
Established 1936
Area[1]
 • Total 13.67 km2 (5.28 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 4,938
 • Density 360/km2 (940/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 9.0%
 • Coloured 85.1%
 • Indian/Asian 0.9%
 • White 4.2%
 • Other 0.8%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Afrikaans 93.3%
 • Xhosa 1.7%
 • Tswana 1.4%
 • Other 3.6%
Postal code (street) 8850
PO box 8850
Area code 054

Groblershoop is a settlement in ZF Mgcawu District Municipality in the Northern Cape province of South Africa. It is situated about 10 km east of the Orange River.

Groblershoop was founded in 1914 on the farm Sternham, but was renamed in 1939 after Piet Grobler, a former Minister of Agriculture. The region became more developed after the construction of the Boegoeberg Dam and water channels in 1929. Known as the gateway to the Green Kalahari, the Groblershoop region is a major wine-producing area.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Groblershoop". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ "Groblershoop, Northern Cape". SA Travel Directory. Retrieved 12 January 2014.