Hotazel

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Hotazel
Hotazel gate
Hotazel gate
Hotazel is located in Northern Cape
Hotazel
Hotazel
Hotazel is located in South Africa
Hotazel
Hotazel
Coordinates: 27°12′S 22°57′E / 27.200°S 22.950°E / -27.200; 22.950Coordinates: 27°12′S 22°57′E / 27.200°S 22.950°E / -27.200; 22.950
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceNorthern Cape
DistrictJohn Taolo Gaetsewe
MunicipalityJoe Morolong
Area
 • Total20.08 km2 (7.75 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total1,756
 • Density87/km2 (230/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African61.8%
 • Coloured14.6%
 • Indian/Asian0.9%
 • White22.6%
 • Other0.2%
First languages (2011)
 • Tswana48.8%
 • Afrikaans37.9%
 • English5.0%
 • Sotho2.8%
 • Other5.6%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
8490
PO box
8490
Area code053

Hotazel is a town in John Taolo Gaetsewe District Municipality in the Northern Cape province of South Africa.

The town serves the manganese mines, 147 km (91 mi) north of Postmasburg and 46 km (28.6 mi) north-west of Kuruman. It takes its name from the farm on which it was laid out; a pun on 'hot as hell', referring to the weather when the farm was surveyed.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Hotazel". Census 2011.
  2. ^ Raper, R.E. (1987). Dictionary of Southern African Place Names. Human Science Research Council. p. 214.