Ritchie, Northern Cape

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Ritchie
Ritchie is located in South Africa
Ritchie
Ritchie
 Ritchie shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 29°03′S 24°36′E / 29.05°S 24.6°E / -29.05; 24.6Coordinates: 29°03′S 24°36′E / 29.05°S 24.6°E / -29.05; 24.6
Country South Africa
Province Northern Cape
District Frances Baard
Municipality Sol Plaatje
Area[1]
 • Total 24.8 km2 (9.6 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 14,850
 • Density 600/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 50.9%
 • Coloured 45.4%
 • Indian/Asian 0.8%
 • White 2.1%
 • Other 0.7%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Afrikaans 87.6%
 • Tswana 6.3%
 • Xhosa 1.8%
 • Sotho 1.6%
 • Other 2.7%
Postal code (street) 8701
PO box 8701
Area code +27 (0)53

Ritchie is a small town situated 40 kilometres (20 mi) south of Kimberley on the north bank of the Riet River in the Northern Cape province of South Africa. The town, with a population of approximately 15,000, is in the Sol Plaatje Local Municipality, which forms part of the Frances Baard District Municipality.

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2011 census, the town of Ritchie proper has a population of 7,610, while the adjacent township of Motswedimosa has a population of 7,240, giving the urban area a population of 14,850. Of this population 50.9% described themselves as "Black African", 45.4% as "Coloured" and 2.1% as "White". 87.6% spoke Afrikaans as their home language, 6.3% spoke Tswana, 1.8% spoke Xhosa and 1.6% spoke Sotho.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Sum of the Main Places Ritchie and Motswedimosa from Census 2011.