Koingnaas

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Koingnaas
Koingnaas is located in South Africa
Koingnaas
Koingnaas
 Koingnaas shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 30°11′46″S 17°17′13″E / 30.196°S 17.287°E / -30.196; 17.287Coordinates: 30°11′46″S 17°17′13″E / 30.196°S 17.287°E / -30.196; 17.287
Country South Africa
Province Northern Cape
District Namakwa
Municipality Kamiesberg
Area[1]
 • Total 46.93 km2 (18.12 sq mi)
Elevation 95 m (312 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 105
 • Density 2.2/km2 (5.8/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Coloured 63.8%
 • Indian/Asian 1.0%
 • White 31.4%
 • Other 3.8%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Afrikaans 99.0%
 • Other 1.0%
PO box 8249

Koingnaas is a town in Namakwa District Municipality in the Northern Cape province of South Africa.

Established in 1970,[2] Koingnaas was once a flourishing diamond-mining town, but after De Beers departed the population has fallen rapidly from its peak of about 1,000 inhabitants.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Koingnaas". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ "History of Namaqualand Mines". Diamond Coast. Retrieved 7 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Diamond mines are not forever". Mail & Guardian. Retrieved 7 January 2014.