Keimoes

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Keimoes
Old Mission Church, Keimoes
Old Mission Church, Keimoes
Keimoes is located in South Africa
Keimoes
Keimoes
 Keimoes shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 28°42′S 20°58′E / 28.700°S 20.967°E / -28.700; 20.967Coordinates: 28°42′S 20°58′E / 28.700°S 20.967°E / -28.700; 20.967
Country South Africa
Province Northern Cape
District ZF Mgcawu
Municipality Kai !Garib
Established 1899
Area[1]
 • Total 26.28 km2 (10.15 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 12,000
 • Density 460/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 3.2%
 • Coloured 90.5%
 • Indian/Asian 1.0%
 • White 4.8%
 • Other 0.5%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Afrikaans 96.2%
 • Tswana 1.2%
 • Other 2.6%
Postal code (street) 8860
PO box 8860
Area code 054

Keimoes is a town in the Northern Cape province of South Africa. It lies on the Orange River and is about halfway between Upington and Kakamas.

Town on the northern bank of the Orange River, 43 km south-west of Upington and 76 km north of Kenhardt. It attained municipal status in 1949. The name is of Khoekhoen origin and means "large eye", i.e. spring or fountain.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Keimoes". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 244.