Groblershoop

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Groblershoop
Groblershoop is located in Northern Cape
Groblershoop
Groblershoop
Groblershoop is located in South Africa
Groblershoop
Groblershoop
Coordinates: 28°53′50″S 21°59′4″E / 28.89722°S 21.98444°E / -28.89722; 21.98444Coordinates: 28°53′50″S 21°59′4″E / 28.89722°S 21.98444°E / -28.89722; 21.98444
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceNorthern Cape
DistrictZF Mgcawu
Municipality!Kheis
Established1936
Area
 • Total13.67 km2 (5.28 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total4,938
 • Density360/km2 (940/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African9.0%
 • Coloured85.1%
 • Indian/Asian0.9%
 • White4.2%
 • Other0.8%
First languages (2011)
 • Afrikaans93.3%
 • Xhosa1.7%
 • Tswana1.4%
 • Other3.6%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
8850
PO box
8850
Area code054

Groblershoop is a settlement in ZF Mgcawu District Municipality in the Northern Cape province of South Africa. It is situated about 2 km east of the Orange River.

Groblershoop was founded in 1914 on the farm Sternham, but was renamed in 1939 after Piet Grobler, a former Minister of Agriculture. The region became more developed after the construction of the Boegoeberg Dam and water channels in 1929. Known as the gateway to the Green Kalahari, the Groblershoop region is a major wine-producing area.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Groblershoop". Census 2011.
  2. ^ "Groblershoop, Northern Cape". SA Travel Directory. Retrieved 12 January 2014.