Northam, Limpopo

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Northam
Northam is located in Limpopo
Northam
Northam
 Northam shown within Limpopo
Northam is located in South Africa
Northam
Northam
Northam (South Africa)
Northam is located in Africa
Northam
Northam
Northam (Africa)
Coordinates: 24°57′00″S 27°15′58″E / 24.950°S 27.266°E / -24.950; 27.266Coordinates: 24°57′00″S 27°15′58″E / 24.950°S 27.266°E / -24.950; 27.266
Country South Africa
Province Limpopo
District Waterberg
Municipality Thabazimbi
Established 1946
Government
 • Councillor Two days Molefe (ANC)
Area[1]
 • Total 3.54 km2 (1.37 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 2,381
 • Density 670/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 83.5%
 • Coloured 2.1%
 • Indian/Asian 1.1%
 • White 12.6%
 • Other 0.8%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Tswana 42.2%
 • Afrikaans 14.7%
 • English 8.1%
 • Northern Sotho 6.8%
 • Other 28.2%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Postal code (street) 0360
PO box 0360
Area code 014

Northam is a town in the Waterberg District Municipality in the Limpopo province of South Africa, 54 km [2] south of Thabazimbi.

History[edit]

The town was proclaimed in 1946 by E.H.J. Fulls on the farm Leeukoppie, which belonged to H. Herd, and was originally one of a number of farms allocated to British veterans of the Anglo-Boer war.[3]

Economy[edit]

There are chrome and platinum mines in the area surrounding the town.[3]

Culture and contemporary life[edit]

Northam is also home to the South African music festival Oppikoppi.[4]:315, which attracts hundreds of artists and thousands of fans every year in August.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Northam". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ "Travel distances". saexplorer. Retrieved 22 July 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Northham". SA-Venues. Retrieved 12 January 2014. 
  4. ^ Erasmus, B.P.J. (2014). On Route in South Africa: Explore South Africa region by region. Jonathan Ball Publishers. p. 401. ISBN 9781920289805.