Lime Acres

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Lime Acres
Lime Acres is located in South Africa
Lime Acres
Lime Acres
 Lime Acres shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 28°22′26″S 23°27′40″E / 28.374°S 23.461°E / -28.374; 23.461Coordinates: 28°22′26″S 23°27′40″E / 28.374°S 23.461°E / -28.374; 23.461
Country South Africa
Province Northern Cape
District ZF Mgcawu
Municipality Kgatelopele
Area[1]
 • Total 70.37 km2 (27.17 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 4,408
 • Density 63/km2 (160/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 59.4%
 • Coloured 21.8%
 • Indian/Asian 0.3%
 • White 18.2%
 • Other 0.2%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Tswana 40.9%
 • Afrikaans 40.2%
 • English 6.1%
 • Zulu 4.0%
 • Other 8.8%
Postal code (street) 8410
PO box 8410
Area code 053

Lime Acres is a town in Kgatelopele Local Municipality in the Northern Cape province of South Africa.

Lime Acres is a mining village, and there are rich limestone deposits in the area. It is home to both PPC Lime and Petra Diamonds, was named by Eric Lowther, general manager of Northern Lime.[2] The Finsch diamond mine is situated 2km from Lime Acres, and its employees live in the town.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Lime Acres". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Northern Cape: Interesting facts about the area". Rally to Read. Retrieved 9 January 2014.