Mookgophong

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Mookgophong
Naboomspruit
Mookgophong is located in South Africa
Mookgophong
Mookgophong
 Mookgophong shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 24°31′S 28°43′E / 24.517°S 28.717°E / -24.517; 28.717Coordinates: 24°31′S 28°43′E / 24.517°S 28.717°E / -24.517; 28.717
Country South Africa
Province Limpopo
District Waterberg
Municipality Mookgophong
Established 1907
 • Councillor (ANC)
Area[1]
 • Total 27.18 km2 (10.49 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 24,853
 • Density 910/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 88.1%
 • Coloured 0.4%
 • Indian/Asian 0.2%
 • White 10.9%
 • Other 0.5%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Northern Sotho 56.3%
 • Tsonga 13.7%
 • Afrikaans 10.9%
 • Sotho 6.1%
 • Other 12.9%
Postal code (street) 0560
PO box 0560
Area code 014

Mookgophong, also known by its former name, Naboomspruit, is a town in the Limpopo province of South Africa.

Town 42 km north-east of Modimolle (Nylstroom) and 51 km south-west of Mokopane (Potgietersrus). It was founded on the farm Vischgat in 1907 and administered by a health committee from 1919. The name Naboomspruit is Afrikaans but derived from Khoekhoen; ‘euphorbia tree stream’, after the Euphorbia ingens which grows there.[2] The town was officially renamed Mookgophong on the 24 November 2006, by the South African government.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Mookgophong". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 325. 
  3. ^ Old place names