Kuboes

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Kuboes
Old mission church in Kuboes
Old mission church in Kuboes
Kuboes is located in South Africa
Kuboes
Kuboes
 Kuboes shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 28°26′49.2″S 16°59′20.76″E / 28.447000°S 16.9891000°E / -28.447000; 16.9891000Coordinates: 28°26′49.2″S 16°59′20.76″E / 28.447000°S 16.9891000°E / -28.447000; 16.9891000
Country South Africa
Province Northern Cape
District Namakwa
Municipality Richtersveld
Area[1]
 • Total 0.88 km2 (0.34 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 948
 • Density 1,100/km2 (2,800/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 0.6%
 • Coloured 95.5%
 • Indian/Asian 0.2%
 • Other 3.7%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Afrikaans 96.5%
 • English 1.3%
 • Other 2.2%
PO box 8292

Kuboes is a town in Richtersveld Local Municipality in the Northern Cape province of South Africa.

Kuboes was one of the first permanent settlements on the Richtersveld. The town grew around a Rhenish mission set up by revered Johan Hein, who began to preach to the nomadic population of the surrounding areas in 1844. A church was built in 1893, and eventually the itinerant population decided to set up in Kuboes itself.[2]

Kuboes is a centre of Nama culture, and the local school is claimed to be the only school in the world that teaches the Nama language.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Kuboes". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Kuboes". Explore the Richtersveld. Retrieved 7 January 2014.