Luckhoff

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Luckhoff
Luckhoff is located in Free State (South African province)
Luckhoff
Luckhoff
Luckhoff is located in South Africa
Luckhoff
Luckhoff
Luckhoff is located in Africa
Luckhoff
Luckhoff
 Luckhoff shown within Free State
Coordinates: 29°45′S 24°47′E / 29.750°S 24.783°E / -29.750; 24.783Coordinates: 29°45′S 24°47′E / 29.750°S 24.783°E / -29.750; 24.783
Country South Africa
Province Free State
District Xhariep
Municipality Letsemeng
Established 1892
Area[1]
 • Total 30.92 km2 (11.94 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 3,699
 • Density 120/km2 (310/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 46.1%
 • Coloured 49.1%
 • Indian/Asian 0.7%
 • White 3.9%
 • Other 0.2%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Afrikaans 77.2%
 • Sotho 11.3%
 • Xhosa 7.6%
 • English 1.2%
 • Other 2.7%
Postal code (street) 9982
PO box 9982
Area code 053

Lückhoff is a small merino sheep farming town in the Free State province of South Africa. It was established on the farm Koffiekuil in 1892 and named after a Dutch Reformed Church minister Reverend HJ Luckhoff.

Nowadays the bulk of the sheep found in this district are dorper sheep and not merino. A small number of farmers also stock an indigenous sheep breed known as the damara.

The town is located 82 km north-west of Philippolis and 56 km west of Fauresmith. It was established in 1892 on the farm Koffiekuil. Probably named after Heinrich Jacob Luckhoff (1842-1943), Minister of the Dutch Reformed Church in Fauresmith at that time.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Luckhoff". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 285.