Monday, 4 July 2016

How many people does Oudtshoorn have

Many people wonder how many people live in the Oudtshoorn district. Oudtshoorn seems a small town, but stretches to the hamlets of De Rust, Volmoed and Matjiesrivier.  They are incorporated into the Greater Oudtshoorn Municipality. The municipal boundary now spans over 3535 km/sq
 Oudtshoorn was laid out in 1847 on the farm Hartebeesfontein. By 1865 there were 1145 people living in the town.
In 1891 it had risen to 4386 and by 1904 - 8849 people lived here.  The 2011 Census indicated that Oudtshoorn has 95 933 people living within its municipal boundary.

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