Strydenburg

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Strydenburg
Reformed Church, Strydenburg
Reformed Church, Strydenburg
Strydenburg is located in South Africa
Strydenburg
Strydenburg
 Strydenburg shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 29°56′S 23°40′E / 29.933°S 23.667°E / -29.933; 23.667Coordinates: 29°56′S 23°40′E / 29.933°S 23.667°E / -29.933; 23.667
Country South Africa
Province Northern Cape
District Pixley ka Seme
Municipality Thembelihle
Established 1892
Area[1]
 • Total 37.98 km2 (14.66 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 2,987
 • Density 79/km2 (200/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 10.2%
 • Coloured 83.9%
 • Indian/Asian 0.3%
 • White 5.2%
 • Other 0.4%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Afrikaans 93.5%
 • Xhosa 1.7%
 • English 1.6%
 • Tswana 1.2%
 • Other 2.0%
Postal code (street) 8765
PO box 8765
Area code 053

Strydenburg is a town in the east of the Northern Cape province in South Africa. Seventy-seven km north of Britstown, it was laid out by the Dutch Reformed Church on the farm Roodepan in 1892. It also lies on the N12, which separates the actual town from its township.

Town 55km south-west of Hopetown and 75km north-north-west of Britstown. It was laid out in 1892 on the farm Roodepan and attained municipal status in 1914. Dutch for ‘town of argument’, the name refers to disagreement as to on which farm it should be situated.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Strydenburg". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 420. 

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