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Delareyville

Delareyville
Delareyville, 2770, South Africa
Delareyville, 2770, South Africa
Delareyville is located in North West (South African province)
Delareyville
Delareyville
Delareyville is located in South Africa
Delareyville
Delareyville
Coordinates: 26°41′0″S 25°28′0″E / 26.68333°S 25.46667°E / -26.68333; 25.46667
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceNorth West
DistrictNgaka Modiri Molema
MunicipalityTswaing
Area
 • Total36.53 km2 (14.10 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total10,630
 • Density290/km2 (750/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African88.2%
 • Coloured2.0%
 • Indian/Asian0.8%
 • White8.3%
 • Other0.7%
First languages (2011)
 • Tswana77.7%
 • Afrikaans10.3%
 • English5.1%
 • Sotho2.3%
 • Other4.6%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
2770
PO box
2770
Area code053

Delareyville is a maize and peanut farming town situated in North West Province of South Africa. The town is 96 km south-west of Lichtenburg, 82 km north-east of Vryburg, 114 km north-west of Wolmaransstad, and 61 km north of Schweizer-Reneke.

History

It was laid out in 1914[2]:316 and declared a border industry area in 1968. It was named after Jacobus Herculaas (Koos) de la Rey (1847-1914), General of the Boer forces in the Anglo-Boer War.[3]

Economy

Agriculture

The area is known for the cultivation of maize, groundnuts, sorghum and sheep and cattle farming.[2]:317

Mining

Salt is mined from the many pans in the area.[2]:316

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Delareyville". Census 2011.
  2. ^ a b c Erasmus, B.P.J. (2014). On Route in South Africa: Explore South Africa region by region. Jonathan Ball Publishers. p. 401. ISBN 9781920289805.
  3. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 133.