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
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
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceWestern Cape
DistrictWest Coast
MunicipalityBergrivier
Area
 • Total1.63 km2 (0.63 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total578
 • Density350/km2 (920/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African0.5%
 • Coloured67.6%
 • Indian/Asian0.3%
 • White31.5%
First languages (2011)
 • Afrikaans92.3%
 • English6.4%
 • Other1.3%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
PO box
7325
Area code022

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. ^ Raper, P. E. (1989). Dictionary of Southern African Place Names. Jonathan Ball Publishers. p. 64. ISBN 978-0-947464-04-2 – via Internet Archive.