Aurora, Western Cape

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Aurora
Aurora Church
Aurora Church
Aurora is located in Western Cape
Aurora
Aurora
Aurora is located in South Africa
Aurora
Aurora
Aurora is located in Africa
Aurora
Aurora
 Aurora shown within Western Cape
Coordinates: 32°42′S 18°29′E / 32.700°S 18.483°E / -32.700; 18.483Coordinates: 32°42′S 18°29′E / 32.700°S 18.483°E / -32.700; 18.483
Country South Africa
Province Western Cape
District West Coast
Municipality Bergrivier
Established 1866
Area[1]
 • Total 1.63 km2 (0.63 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 578
 • Density 350/km2 (920/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 0.5%
 • Coloured 67.6%
 • Indian/Asian 0.3%
 • White 31.5%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Afrikaans 92.3%
 • English 6.4%
 • Other 1.3%
PO box 7325
Area code 022

Aurora is a town on the west coast of South Africa situated 43 kilometres north-west of Piketberg and 29km south of Redelinghuys. Established in 1906, it was named after the Roman goddess of dawn.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Aurora". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 65.