Prieska as seen from the N10 National road
|District||Pixley ka Seme|
|• Total||195.52 km2 (75.49 sq mi)|
|• Density||73/km2 (190/sq mi)|
|Racial makeup (2011)|
|• Black African||23.6%|
|First languages (2011)|
|Postal code (street)||8940|
Town on the southern bank of the Orange River, 130 km north-west of Britstown and 75 km south-east of Marydale. It developed from a place to which farmers migrated when the pans were full, after rains. It was administered by a village management board from 1882 and attained municipal status in 1892. The name is derived from Korana and means ‘place of the lost she-goat’.
The town is 240 km south of Kimberley and lies on the R357 road. It was originally named Prieschap, a Khoisan word meaning ‘place of the lost she-goat’. The town was founded in 1882, and in 2011 the town had a population of 14,246.
- "Main Place Prieska". Census 2011.
- "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 375.
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