Northern Cape

province of South Africa

The Northern Cape (Afrikaans: Noord-Kaap; Tswana: Kapa Bokone; Xhosa: uMntla-Koloni) is the largest and most populated province of South Africa. It was created on 27 April 1994 when the Cape Province was split up. Its capital is Kimberley.

Northern Cape

Noord-Kaap (in Afrikaans)
Kapa Bokone (in Tswana)
uMntla-Kapa (in Xhosa)
Flag of Northern Cape
Flag
Motto(s): 
Sa ǁa ǃaĩsi 'uĩsi (Strive for a better life)
Map showing the location of the Northern Cape in the north-western part of South Africa
Location of the Northern Cape in South Africa
CountrySouth Africa
Established27 April 1994
CapitalKimberley
Districts
Government
 • TypeParliamentary system
 • PremierZamani Saul (ANC)
 • LegislatureNorthern Cape Provincial Legislature
Area
[1]:9
 • Total372,889 km2 (143,973 sq mi)
Area rank1st in South Africa
Highest elevation
2,156 m (7,073 ft)
Lowest elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Population
 (2011)[1]:18[2]
 • Total1,145,861
 • Estimate 
(2019)
1,263,875
 • Rank9th in South Africa
 • Density3.1/km2 (8.0/sq mi)
 • Density rank9th in South Africa
Population groups
[1]:21
 • African50.4%
 • Coloured40.3%
 • White7.1%
 • Indian or Asian1.7%
Languages
 • Afrikaans53.8%
 • Tswana33.1%
 • Xhosa5.3%
 • English3.4%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
ISO 3166 codeZA-NC
HDI (2017)0.682[3]
medium · 5th
Websitewww.northern-cape.gov.za

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Census 2011: Census in brief (PDF). Pretoria: Statistics South Africa. 2012. ISBN 9780621413885. Archived (PDF) from the original on 13 May 2015.
  2. Mid-year population estimates, 2019 (PDF) (Report). Statistics South Africa. 31 July 2019. p. 2. Retrieved 31 December 2019.
  3. "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 2018-09-13.