Philipstown, Northern Cape

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Philipstown
Reformed Church, Philipstown
Reformed Church, Philipstown
Philipstown is located in South Africa
Philipstown
Philipstown
 Philipstown shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 30°26′S 24°28′E / 30.433°S 24.467°E / -30.433; 24.467Coordinates: 30°26′S 24°28′E / 30.433°S 24.467°E / -30.433; 24.467
Country South Africa
Province Northern Cape
District Pixley ka Seme
Municipality Renosterberg
Established 1863
Area[1]
 • Total 44.12 km2 (17.03 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 3,365
 • Density 76/km2 (200/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 36.3%
 • Coloured 58.5%
 • Indian/Asian 0.4%
 • White 4.5%
 • Other 0.3%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Afrikaans 70.2%
 • Xhosa 27.0%
 • Other 2.8%
Postal code (street) 8795
PO box 8795

Philipstown is a town in the eastern Karoo region of South Africa.

Town 56 km north-east of De Aar. It was established in May 1863 on the farm Rietfontein and became a municipality in August 1876. Named after Sir Philip Edmond Wodehouse (1811-1887), Governor of the Cape Colony from 1861 to 1870.[2]

References[edit]

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