Petrusville

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Petrusville
Petrusville is located in South Africa
Petrusville
Petrusville
 Petrusville shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 30°5′S 24°39′E / 30.083°S 24.650°E / -30.083; 24.650Coordinates: 30°5′S 24°39′E / 30.083°S 24.650°E / -30.083; 24.650
Country South Africa
Province Northern Cape
District Pixley ka Seme
Municipality Renosterberg
Area[1]
 • Total 58.60 km2 (22.63 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 5,211
 • Density 89/km2 (230/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 40.0%
 • Coloured 56.6%
 • Indian/Asian 0.8%
 • White 2.1%
 • Other 0.5%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Afrikaans 63.3%
 • Xhosa 31.4%
 • Sotho 1.9%
 • English 1.7%
 • Other 1.8%
Postal code (street) 8770
PO box 8770
Area code 053

Petrusville is a town in the eastern Karoo region of South Africa, located in the Northern Cape province.

Town 45km north-east of Philipstown, 56km south-east of Kraankuil and 10km south of the Orange River. Founded about 1877 on the farm Rhenosterfontein and named after Petrus Jacobus van der Walt who had bought it in 1810 and donated a portion of it to the Dutch Reformed Church in 1822.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Petrusville". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 364.