|• Total||17.30 km2 (6.68 sq mi)|
|• Density||390/km2 (1,000/sq mi)|
|Racial makeup (2011)|
|• Black African||98.2%|
|First languages (2011)|
|• Northern Sotho||89.4%|
|Postal code (street)||0790|
Settlement some 93 km north-west of Pietersburg, on the route to Doringpad. A corruption of Bochim, a biblical name (Judges 2:1 and 5), given by the German missionary Carl Franz and his wife Helen to a mission station they established there in 1890.
Famously found by a strong black businessman named Mr Stanley Thema, who initially started the very first building in the area and later expanded to businesses, Bochum is now one of the fastest-growing rural areas in the world.
- "Main Place Bochum". Census 2011.
- "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 85.
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