Nakop

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Nakop
Nakop is located in Northern Cape
Nakop
Nakop
Nakop is located in South Africa
Nakop
Nakop
Coordinates: 28°05′31″S 20°00′36″E / 28.0919°S 20.01°E / -28.0919; 20.01Coordinates: 28°05′31″S 20°00′36″E / 28.0919°S 20.01°E / -28.0919; 20.01
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceNorthern Cape
DistrictZF Mgcawu
MunicipalityKai !Garib
Area
 • Total1.02 km2 (0.39 sq mi)
Population
 (2001)[1]
 • Total315
 • Density310/km2 (800/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2001)
 • Coloured100.0%
First languages (2001)
 • Afrikaans100%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Area code054

Nakop is a small town and border post in northwestern South Africa on its border with Namibia. It lies ten kilometres north of the Orange River. In August 1914, the town was the site of the first conflict between German and South African troops in World War I over control of German South West Africa.

South Africa Namibia
Region Northern Cape
Nearest town Nakop Ariamsvlei
Road N10 B3
GPS Coordinates 28°05′31″S 20°00′36″E / 28.0919°S 20.01°E / -28.0919; 20.01 (Nakop border crossing) 28°05′31″S 20°00′36″E / 28.0919°S 20.01°E / -28.0919; 20.01 (Nakop border crossing)
Telephone number +27 (0)54 571 0008 / 0077
Fax number +27 (0)54 571 0009
Postal address
Business hours 24 hours 24 hours

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Nakop". Census 2001.
  2. ^ DHA Webpage - South African Ports of entry