Skipskop

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Skipskop
Skipskop is located in South Africa
Skipskop
Skipskop
 Skipskop shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 34°31′44″S 20°25′23″E / 34.529°S 20.423°E / -34.529; 20.423Coordinates: 34°31′44″S 20°25′23″E / 34.529°S 20.423°E / -34.529; 20.423
Country South Africa
Province Western Cape
District Overberg
Municipality Cape Agulhas
Area[1]
 • Total 0.96 km2 (0.37 sq mi)
Population (2001)[1]
 • Total 55
 • Density 57/km2 (150/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2001)[1]
 • Coloured 38.2%
 • White 61.8%
First languages (2001)[1]
 • Afrikaans 83.6%
 • English 16.4%

Skipskop is a town in Overberg District Municipality in the Western Cape province of South Africa.

Village west of Arniston (Waenhuiskrans). Afrikaans for ‘ships’ hill’, it was so named after the number of ships wrecked there.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Skipskop". Census 2001. 
  2. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 407.