Derby, North West

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Derby is located in North West (South African province)
Derby is located in South Africa
Derby is located in Africa
 Derby shown within North West
Coordinates: 25°54′S 27°02′E / 25.900°S 27.033°E / -25.900; 27.033Coordinates: 25°54′S 27°02′E / 25.900°S 27.033°E / -25.900; 27.033
Country South Africa
Province North West
District Bojanala Platinum
Municipality Kgetlengrivier
 • Total 1.78 km2 (0.69 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 3,471
 • Density 2,000/km2 (5,100/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 85.1%
 • Coloured 0.7%
 • Indian/Asian 1.4%
 • White 12.8%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Tswana 76.3%
 • Afrikaans 13.7%
 • English 4.0%
 • Zulu 1.5%
 • Other 4.5%
PO box 0347
Area code 014

Derby is a small town situated in North West Province of South Africa that was named after the British Secretary of State Lord Derby. Derby began as a refuge for destitute people.

Village 117 km west-north-west of Johannesburg, 60 km south-west of Rustenburg and 17 km east of Koster. Laid out on portions of the farms Rietfontein and Vlakfontein, it was named after Lord Derby, British Secretary of State.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Derby". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 135.