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
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
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceWestern Cape
DistrictWest Coast
MunicipalityMatzikama
Area
 • Total6.41 km2 (2.47 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total6,234
 • Density970/km2 (2,500/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African9.4%
 • Coloured75.3%
 • Indian/Asian1.0%
 • White13.6%
 • Other0.7%
First languages (2011)
 • Afrikaans89.2%
 • Xhosa4.6%
 • Sign language3.1%
 • English1.3%
 • Other1.8%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
8145
PO box
8145
Area code027

Klawer is a town in the Matzikama Municipality in the Western Cape province of South Africa. It is situated on the right bank of the Olifants River, 17 kilometres (11 mi) south-east of Vredendal and 240 kilometres (150 mi) north of Cape Town. According to the 2011 census it has a population of 6,234 people in 1,680 households.[1] Then name Klawer comes from the Afrikaans word for a type of wild clover which grows here after the rains.[2]

References[edit]

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