North West (South African province)

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North West

Bokone Bophirima  (Tswana)
Flag of North West
Kagiso le Tswelelopele (Peace and Prosperity)
Map showing the location of the North West province in South Africa
Location of North West in South Africa
CountrySouth Africa
Established27 April 1994
Largest cityKlerksdorp[1]
 • TypeParliamentary system
 • PremierJob Mokgoro (ANC)
 • LegislatureNorth West Provincial Legislature
 • Total104,882 km2 (40,495 sq mi)
Area rank6th in South Africa
Highest elevation
1,805 m (5,922 ft)
 • Total3,509,953
 • Estimate 
 • Rank7th in South Africa
 • Density33/km2 (87/sq mi)
 • Density rank7th in South Africa
Population groups
 • Black African89.8%
 • White7.3%
 • Coloured1.8%
 • Indian or Asian0.6%
 • Tswana63.4%
 • Afrikaans9.0%
 • Southern Sotho5.8%
 • Xhosa5.5%
 • Tsonga3.7%
 • English3.5%
 • Zulu2.5%
 • Northern Sotho2.4%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
ISO 3166 codeZA-NW
HDI (2017)0.688[4]
medium · 4th

North West (Tswana: Bokone Bophirima; Southern Sotho: Leboya Bophirima; Northern Sotho: Leboa-Bodikela) is a province of South Africa. Its capital is Mahikeng, but its largest city is Klerksdorp.

Geography[change | change source]

The province is located on the border with Botswana. It borders the South African provinces of Gauteng, Northern Cape, Limpopo and the Free State, as well as the Motswana districts of Kgalagadi, Southern, and South-eastern.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2017-09-08. Retrieved 2020-01-31.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Census 2011: Census in brief (PDF). Pretoria: Statistics South Africa. 2012. ISBN 9780621413885. Archived (PDF) from the original on 13 May 2015.
  3. Mid-year population estimates, 2019 (PDF) (Report). Statistics South Africa. 31 July 2019. p. 2. Retrieved 31 December 2019.
  4. "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". Retrieved 2018-09-13.

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