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Postmasburg is a town in the Northern Cape province of South Africa, located approximately 170 km east of Upington.[2]

Postmasburg
Postmasburg is located in Northern Cape
Postmasburg
Postmasburg
Postmasburg is located in South Africa
Postmasburg
Postmasburg
Coordinates: 28°19′40″S 23°04′14″E / 28.3279°S 23.0706°E / -28.3279; 23.0706Coordinates: 28°19′40″S 23°04′14″E / 28.3279°S 23.0706°E / -28.3279; 23.0706
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceNorthern Cape
DistrictZF Mgcawu
MunicipalityTsantsabane
Established1892
Area
 • Total158.41 km2 (61.16 sq mi)
Population
(2011)[1]
 • Total30,089
 • Density190/km2 (490/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African54.6%
 • Coloured36.8%
 • Indian/Asian0.5%
 • White7.4%
 • Other0.7%
First languages (2011)
 • Afrikaans53.9%
 • Tswana33.6%
 • Xhosa2.7%
 • Sotho2.6%
 • Other7.2%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
8420
PO box
8420
Area code053

Town 67 km (42 mi) north of Griquatown and 58 km (36 mi) west-south-west of Daniëlskuil. Originally a station of the London Missionary Society called Sibiling, it became a Griqua village with the name Blinkklip. It was proclaimed a town on 6 June 1892 and named after the Reverend Dirk Postma (1818-1890), founder of the Reformed Church.[3]

The town achieved municipal status in 1936.

The South African Army's Combat Training Centre is located nearby, at Lohatla

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  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Postmasburg". Census 2011.
  2. ^ "Postmasburg". northerncape.org.za. Retrieved 2009-03-27.
  3. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 374.