Boskop

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Boskop
Boskop is located in North West (South African province)
Boskop
Boskop
Boskop is located in South Africa
Boskop
Boskop
Boskop is located in Africa
Boskop
Boskop
 Boskop shown within North West
Coordinates: 26°33′50″S 27°08′24″E / 26.564°S 27.140°E / -26.564; 27.140Coordinates: 26°33′50″S 27°08′24″E / 26.564°S 27.140°E / -26.564; 27.140
Country South Africa
Province North West
District Dr Kenneth Kaunda
Municipality Tlokwe
Area[1]
 • Total 18.09 km2 (6.98 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 184
 • Density 10/km2 (26/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 85.3%
 • Coloured 6.0%
 • White 8.2%
 • Other 0.5%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Tswana 37.5%
 • Afrikaans 19.6%
 • Xhosa 14.1%
 • Zulu 10.9%
 • Other 17.9%
PO box 2528

Boskop is a village 16 km north of Potchefstroom. In 1913, the Boskop Man was found here, the first local anatomically modern human skull to be discovered. Approved for a post office, Potchefstroom, and a station on the route Potchefstroom-Welverdiend, the name is Afrikaans and means 'bush hill'.[2]

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  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Boskop". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ Raper, Peter E. (1987). Dictionary of Southern African Place Names. Internet Archive. p. 89. Retrieved 28 August 2013.