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|• Total||91.7 km2 (35.4 sq mi)|
|• Density||93/km2 (240/sq mi)|
|Racial makeup (2011)|
|• Black African||78.5%|
|First languages (2011)|
|Postal code (street)||8340|
Town 55 km north-east of Kimberley. Established in March 1856 on the farm Vanwyksvlei, which had been named after a Griqua who sowed his crops on it from time to time. Named in honour of Jacobus Nicolaas Boshof (1808-1881), second President of the Orange Free State (1855–59) and founder of its civil service. Became a municipality in 1872.
The local commando was involved in the Siege of Kimberley, notably the disruption of the city's water supply at Riverton.
- "Chronological order of town establishment in South Africa based on Floyd (1960:20-26)" (PDF). pp. xlv–lii.
- Sum of the Main Places Boshof and Seretse from Census 2011.
- Raper, Peter E. (1987). Dictionary of Southern African Place Names. Internet Archive. p. 89. Retrieved 28 August 2013.