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Vosburg

Vosburg
Vosburg
Vosburg
Vosburg is located in Northern Cape
Vosburg
Vosburg
Vosburg is located in South Africa
Vosburg
Vosburg
Coordinates: 30°34′S 22°53′E / 30.567°S 22.883°E / -30.567; 22.883
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceNorthern Cape
DistrictPixley ka Seme
MunicipalityKareeberg
Area
 • Total65.50 km2 (25.29 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total1,259
 • Density19/km2 (50/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African11.8%
 • Coloured79.6%
 • Indian/Asian1.1%
 • White7.2%
 • Other0.2%
First languages (2011)
 • Afrikaans89.2%
 • Xhosa4.5%
 • English2.0%
 • Tswana1.1%
 • Other3.2%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
PO box
8780
Area code053

Vosburg is a town 61 km west of Britstown, in the Northern Cape province of South Africa. The town has relatively low crime rate[2] and features many 18th century buildings.

Town 100 km north-north-west of Victoria West, 70 km west of Britstown and 94 km north-east of Carnarvon. It was founded in 1895 and became a municipality in 1897. Named after the Vos family, who owned the farm on which it was laid out.[3]

History

The town was established on the farm Processfontein in 1895 and was named after Mr J Vos and the Van Rensburg family.[4][5]

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Vosburg". Census 2011.
  2. ^ Seeff. "Properties and Houses For Sale in Vosburg - Seeff Properties".
  3. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 462.
  4. ^ "Northern Cape - As real as the people who choose to explore it".
  5. ^ "Lodging - Home Page".