Klawer

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Klawer
Klawer railway station
Klawer railway station
Klawer is located in Western Cape
Klawer
Klawer
Klawer is located in South Africa
Klawer
Klawer
Klawer is located in Africa
Klawer
Klawer
 Klawer shown within Western Cape
Coordinates: 31°47′S 18°37′E / 31.783°S 18.617°E / -31.783; 18.617Coordinates: 31°47′S 18°37′E / 31.783°S 18.617°E / -31.783; 18.617
Country South Africa
Province Western Cape
District West Coast
Municipality Matzikama
Area[1]
 • Total 6.41 km2 (2.47 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 6,234
 • Density 970/km2 (2,500/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 9.4%
 • Coloured 75.3%
 • Indian/Asian 1.0%
 • White 13.6%
 • Other 0.7%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Afrikaans 89.2%
 • Xhosa 4.6%
 • Sign language 3.1%
 • English 1.3%
 • Other 1.8%
Postal code (street) 8145
PO box 8145
Area code 027

Klawer is a settlement in West Coast District Municipality in the Western Cape province of South Africa.

Town 24 km west-south-west of Vanrhynsdorp and 283 km north of Cape Town. From the Afrikaans word for a type of wild clover which grows here after the rains.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Klawer". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 251.