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Mookgophong
Local municipality
Official seal of Mookgophong
Seal
Location in Limpopo
Location in Limpopo
Coordinates: 24°40′S 29°0′E / 24.667°S 29.000°E / -24.667; 29.000Coordinates: 24°40′S 29°0′E / 24.667°S 29.000°E / -24.667; 29.000
Country South Africa
Province Limpopo
District Waterberg
Seat Mookgophong
Wards 5
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Sarah Monyamane
Area
 • Total 5,689 km2 (2,197 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 35,640
 • Density 6.3/km2 (16/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 85.6%
 • Coloured 0.4%
 • Indian/Asian 0.2%
 • White 13.2%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Northern Sotho 51.0%
 • Afrikaans 13.3%
 • Tsonga 12.5%
 • Sotho 6.3%
 • Other 16.9%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code LIM364

Mookgophong Local Municipality is located in the Waterberg District Municipality of Limpopo province, South Africa. The seat of Mookgophong Local Municipality is Mookgophong.

The Municipality is named after the type of tree found in the area, Mokgopa (Cactus).[4]

Main places[edit]

The 2001 census divided the municipality into the following main places:[5]

Place Code Area (km2) Population Most spoken language
Mookgophong 91601 1.20 7,685 Northern Sotho
Naboomspruit 91603 5.87 3,626 Afrikaans
Roedtan 91604 0.46 159 Afrikaans
Remainder of the municipality 91602 4,263.18 19,280 Northern Sotho

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact list: Executive Mayors". Government Communication & Information System. Retrieved 22 February 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Table: Census 2011 by district council, gender, age in 5 year groups and population group". Statistics South Africa. Retrieved 6 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "Table: Census 2011 by district council, gender, language and population group". Statistics South Africa. Retrieved 6 November 2012. 
  4. ^ South African Languages - Place names
  5. ^ Lookup Tables - Statistics South Africa

External links[edit]


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