Delportshoop

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Delportshoop
Delportshoop is located in South Africa
Delportshoop
Delportshoop
 Delportshoop shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 28°25′00″S 24°18′00″E / 28.416667°S 24.3°E / -28.416667; 24.3Coordinates: 28°25′00″S 24°18′00″E / 28.416667°S 24.3°E / -28.416667; 24.3
Country South Africa
Province Northern Cape
District Frances Baard
Municipality Dikgatlong
Area[1]
 • Total 67.8 km2 (26.2 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 10,346
 • Density 150/km2 (400/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 30.9%
 • Coloured 33.4%
 • Indian/Asian 1.0%
 • White 2.9%
 • Other 31.9%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Tswana 49.4%
 • Afrikaans 43.0%
 • English 1.9%
 • Zulu 1.2%
 • Other 4.6%
Postal code (street) 8377
PO box 8377
Area code 053

Delportshoop is a town in Frances Baard District Municipality in the Northern Cape province of South Africa.

The village resides at the confluence of the Harts and Vaal rivers. It developed from a diamond-diggers’ camp and is said to have given the name after the first person to find diamonds there. The public diggings were proclaimed in November 1871, a village management board was instituted in 1931, and municipal status attained in 1970.[2]

Two Tswana names for Delportshoop are encountered, namely Tsineng, also spelt Tsining, Tsening, Tsenin and Tsoneng, and Dekgathlong, also spelt Dekhath-long, Dekatlong, Dekgathlong, Dikgatlhong, Likatlong and Likhat-lhong. The latter name means ‘meeting-place’, referring to the confluence of the Vaal and Harts rivers there.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Sum of the Main Places Delportshoop and Tidimalo from Census 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 134.