Pampierstad

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Pampierstad
Pampierstad is located in South Africa
Pampierstad
Pampierstad
 Pampierstad shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 27°46′34″S 24°41′24″E / 27.776°S 24.690°E / -27.776; 24.690Coordinates: 27°46′34″S 24°41′24″E / 27.776°S 24.690°E / -27.776; 24.690
Country South Africa
Province Northern Cape
District Frances Baard
Municipality Phokwane
Area[1]
 • Total 10.39 km2 (4.01 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 21,707
 • Density 2,100/km2 (5,400/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 98.9%
 • Coloured 0.5%
 • Indian/Asian 0.3%
 • Other 0.3%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Tswana 83.3%
 • English 4.7%
 • Xhosa 4.0%
 • Afrikaans 1.9%
 • Other 6.0%
Postal code (street) 8566
PO box 8566
Area code 053

Pampierstad is a town in Frances Baard District Municipality in the Northern Cape province of South Africa.

The town lies in the northern part of the Vaalharts irrigation scheme and 14 km from Hartswater. Most residents are Tswana speaking.

Pampierstad was initially established in the former Bophuthatswana to house black workers of South African industries and farms. The name comes from the type of cardboard that was used to construct the first houses.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Pampierstad". Census 2011.