Norvalspont

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Norvalspont
Norvalspont is located in Northern Cape
Norvalspont
Norvalspont
Norvalspont is located in South Africa
Norvalspont
Norvalspont
Norvalspont is located in Africa
Norvalspont
Norvalspont
 Norvalspont shown within Northern Cape
Coordinates: 30°38′S 25°27′E / 30.63°S 25.45°E / -30.63; 25.45Coordinates: 30°38′S 25°27′E / 30.63°S 25.45°E / -30.63; 25.45
Country South Africa
Province Northern Cape
District Pixley ka Seme
Municipality Umsobomvu
Established 1848
Area[1]
 • Total 0.9 km2 (0.3 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 1,198
 • Density 1,300/km2 (3,400/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 91.7%
 • Coloured 7.8%
 • Indian/Asian 0.3%
 • White 0.0%
 • Other 0.1%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Xhosa 86.3%
 • Afrikaans 8.7%
 • Sotho 3.2%
 • Other 1.8%
PO box 9797
Area code 051

Norvalspont is a small town in Pixley ka Seme District Municipality in the Northern Cape province of South Africa.

The settlement lies some 40 km east-north-east of Colesberg and 43 km west-north-west of Venterstad, on the southern bank of the Orange River, just below the Gariep Dam. Afrikaans for Norval’s ferry, it is named after an enterprising Scot who constructed a ferry here in 1848.[2]

The first bridge across the Orange River was built in 1889. The bridge was blown up during the Second Boer War. There was also a large concentration camp for Afrikaner women and children at Norvalspont during the Second Boer War.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Sum of the Main Places Norvalspont and Masizakhe from Census 2011.
  2. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 341.