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
Hotazel is located in Africa
Hotazel
Hotazel
 Hotazel shown within Northern Cape
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
Country South Africa
Province Northern Cape
District John Taolo Gaetsewe
Municipality Joe Morolong
Area[1]
 • Total 20.08 km2 (7.75 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 1,756
 • Density 87/km2 (230/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 61.8%
 • Coloured 14.6%
 • Indian/Asian 0.9%
 • White 22.6%
 • Other 0.2%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Tswana 48.8%
 • Afrikaans 37.9%
 • English 5.0%
 • Sotho 2.8%
 • Other 5.6%
Postal code (street) 8490
PO box 8490
Area code 053

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

Town serving the manganese mines, 147 km north of Postmasburg and 46 km north-west of Kuruman. 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. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 216.