Ramatlabama

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Ramatlabama
Ramatlabama is located in North West (South African province)
Ramatlabama
Ramatlabama
Ramatlabama is located in South Africa
Ramatlabama
Ramatlabama
Coordinates: 25°38′58″S 25°34′30″E / 25.64944°S 25.57500°E / -25.64944; 25.57500Coordinates: 25°38′58″S 25°34′30″E / 25.64944°S 25.57500°E / -25.64944; 25.57500
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceNorth West
DistrictNgaka Modiri Molema
MunicipalityMafikeng
Government
 • TypeWard 3
Area
 • Total2.45 km2 (0.95 sq mi)
Population
(2011)[1]
 • Total2,046
 • Density840/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African98.1%
 • Coloured1.1%
 • Indian/Asian0.6%
 • White0.2%
First languages (2011)
 • Tswana85.1%
 • Xhosa4.8%
 • Zulu3.3%
 • English1.7%
 • Other5.1%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
2745
PO box
2745

Ramatlabama (or Ramatlhabama) is a village and railway station 25 kilometres (16 mi) north of Mafikeng, in the North West province of South Africa.[2] It is located on the border with Botswana, and serves as a border post for road and rail traffic.[3] At the time of the 2011 census, Ramatlabama along with the adjoining settlement of Miga had a total population of 2,046.[1]

Transport[edit]

Ramatlabama is the southern end of Botswana's A1 highway and the northern end of South Africa's N18. It is also the location where the Cape TownBulawayo railway line enters Botswana; north of Ramatlabama the railway is the main line of Botswana Railways, while to the south it is part of the network of Transnet Freight Rail.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Main Place Ramatlabama". Census 2011.
  2. ^ "Ramatlabama". South African Geographical Names System. Department of Arts and Culture. Retrieved 26 July 2009.
  3. ^ "Ramatlabama". Border Control Operational Coordinating Committee. Retrieved 26 July 2009.