Lutzville

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Lutzville
Lutzville is located in Western Cape
Lutzville
Lutzville
Lutzville is located in South Africa
Lutzville
Lutzville
Coordinates: 31°33′S 18°21′E / 31.550°S 18.350°E / -31.550; 18.350Coordinates: 31°33′S 18°21′E / 31.550°S 18.350°E / -31.550; 18.350
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceWestern Cape
DistrictWest Coast
MunicipalityMatzikama
Area
 • Total2.33 km2 (0.90 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total5,232
 • Density2,200/km2 (5,800/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African10.0%
 • Coloured75.5%
 • Indian/Asian0.5%
 • White13.4%
 • Other0.5%
First languages (2011)
 • Afrikaans91.4%
 • Xhosa4.1%
 • English1.8%
 • Other2.6%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
8165
PO box
8165
Area code027

Lutzville is a settlement in West Coast District Municipality in the Western Cape province of South Africa. It resides under the Matzikama Local Municipality.

Village 22 km north-west of Vredendal and 45 km west of Vanrhynsdorp. Established in August 1923 as Vlermuisklip, but later (~1950) renamed after its founder, Johan J Lutz.[2]

Lutzville is located next to the Olifants River and at high tide it is possible to navigate in a flat-bottomed boat to Papendorp, about 30 km downstream near the river's mouth.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Lutzville". Census 2011.
  2. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 286.
  3. ^ Erasmus, BPJ (1995). On route in South Africa. Johannesburg: Jonathan Ball Publishers. ISBN 1-86842-026-4.