Koster, North West
|• Type||Municipal Council|
|• Total||21.12 km2 (8.15 sq mi)|
|• Density||920/km2 (2,400/sq mi)|
|Racial makeup (2011)|
|• Black African||89.6%|
|First languages (2011)|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (SAST)|
|Postal code (street)|
The town was proclaimed in 1913 and named after Bastiaan Koster, the original farm owner. Koster means "bellringer".
Town 58 km south-west of Rustenburg and 72 km west-north-west of Magaliesburg. It was founded on the farm Kleinfontein in 1913, and has been administered by a village council since January 1931. Said to have been named either after Dr Herman Jacob Coster (1866-1899), State Attorney of the South African Republic, after its surveyor, or after Bastiaan Hendricus Koster, owner of the farm Kleinfontein. The latter explanation seems most plausible.
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