Hartswater

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Hartswater
Hartswater is located in Northern Cape
Hartswater
Hartswater
Hartswater is located in South Africa
Hartswater
Hartswater
Coordinates: 27°46′S 24°49′E / 27.767°S 24.817°E / -27.767; 24.817Coordinates: 27°46′S 24°49′E / 27.767°S 24.817°E / -27.767; 24.817
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceNorthern Cape
DistrictFrances Baard
MunicipalityPhokwane
Area
 • Total10.77 km2 (4.16 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total10,465
 • Density970/km2 (2,500/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African56.3%
 • Coloured30.2%
 • Indian/Asian0.6%
 • White12.0%
 • Other1.0%
First languages (2011)
 • Afrikaans47.8%
 • Tswana37.9%
 • English7.8%
 • Xhosa1.8%
 • Other4.7%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
8570
PO box
8570
Area code053
Website[1]

Hartswater is an agricultural town on the Phokwane River, a small tributary of the Harts River, some 23 km south of Taung and 36 km north of Warrenton. Centre of the Vaalharts Irrigation Scheme, it became a municipality in April 1960. It takes its name from the Harts River.[2]

The town was laid out in 1948. There is a monument built in the shape of a miniature church dedicated to the women of Vaalharts for their contribution towards building and developing the Vaalharts irrigation scheme located in the town of Hartswater. The town has its own wine cellar and also a newly built olive processing business.

Hartswater is centrally located to Jan Kempdorp, Pampierstad, Ganspan, Taung and Christiana.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Hartswater". Census 2011.
  2. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 200.