Leliefontein, Northern Cape

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Leliefontein
Methodist Mission Church, Leliefontein
Methodist Mission Church, Leliefontein
Leliefontein is located in South Africa
Leliefontein
Leliefontein
 Leliefontein shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 30°18′00″S 18°05′00″E / 30.3°S 18.083333°E / -30.3; 18.083333Coordinates: 30°18′00″S 18°05′00″E / 30.3°S 18.083333°E / -30.3; 18.083333
Country South Africa
Province Northern Cape
District Namakwa
Municipality Kamiesberg
Area[1]
 • Total 0.67 km2 (0.26 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 616
 • Density 920/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 0.3%
 • Coloured 99.2%
 • Indian/Asian 0.3%
 • Other 0.2%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Afrikaans 95.8%
 • English 2.8%
 • Tswana 1.1%
 • Other 0.3%

Leliefontein is a settlement in Namakwa District Municipality in the Northern Cape province of South Africa.

A village in the Kamiesberg Mountains, 18 miles (29 km) south-east of Kamieskroon, Leliefontein was established in 1816 by Reverend Barnabus Shaw, a Wesleyan missionary.[2] The mission was established on a farm awarded to the Namaquas by the Dutch governor Rijk Tulbagh.[3] It is probably named after the many white Lilies found in the area.[2]

It was the site of the 1902 Leliefontein massacre, during the final stages of the Second Anglo-Boer War.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Leliefontein". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Leliefontein". Tracks4Africa Padkos. Retrieved 9 January 2014. 
  3. ^ Sandra Olivier (2005). Touring in South Africa. Struik. p. 169. ISBN 978-1-77007-142-1. 
  4. ^ "Leliefontein". Karoo Space. Retrieved 10 January 2014.