Oberholzer

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Oberholzer
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Oberholzer is located in South Africa
Oberholzer
Oberholzer
 Oberholzer shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 26°20′49″S 27°22′55″E / 26.347°S 27.382°E / -26.347; 27.382Coordinates: 26°20′49″S 27°22′55″E / 26.347°S 27.382°E / -26.347; 27.382
Country South Africa
Province Gauteng
District West Rand
Municipality Merafong City
Area[1]
 • Total 4.12 km2 (1.59 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 5,397
 • Density 1,300/km2 (3,400/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 35.8%
 • Coloured 1.2%
 • Indian/Asian 0.9%
 • White 61.7%
 • Other 0.4%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Afrikaans 55.4%
 • Tswana 12.3%
 • English 10.8%
 • Sotho 8.6%
 • Other 12.9%
Postal code (street) 2499
PO box 2502

Oberholzer is a town in West Rand District Municipality in the Gauteng province of South Africa.

Town 85 km south-west of Johannesburg, just north-west of Carletonville. Laid out on the farm Wonderfontein, it was proclaimed in March 1939 and named after the owner of the farm, Hendrik Oberholzer.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Oberholzer". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 346.