SOUTH AFRICA

historical demographical data of the administrative division


PROVINCEcapitalsurface/sq.kmsurface/sq.mie2000me2000me1999e1998c1996c1996pe1995e1994?e1994c1991e1985c1980pc1980pc1970pe1967c1960c1951c1946e1940e1938c1936c1921e1912uc1911e1907/08e1905/06c1904c19031901e18951890/91e1891e1888e1886e1884e1880c1879e1875e1871e1868e1865e1861e1856e1851e1850e1842e1834codecodecodepos.particularsvariants of the name
source:SYEWEWEWSYGLEWHCGLGLSYGL/SYGL/EBGL/EBWGGL/SYGL/SYGL/SYEBEBEBGL/SYHTGL/SYAGGLAGAGAGAGAGAGAGAGAGAGAGAGAGAGAGAGAGAGAGAGAGISOFIPSCCS
Eastern Cape ProvinceBisho170571654756847,06811,46658,76519,36302,55865,06481,36665,46700,01865,1EPSF0502scformer part of Cape of Good HopeOos-Kaap
Free State ProvinceBloemfontein129404499932826,12760,62714,72724,62633,52470,02782,52804,62800,02535,9FSSF0304cVrystaat, Orange Free State (Oranje-Vrystaat)
Gauteng ProvinceJohannesburg1875465687873,27780,67807,37627,67348,47171,07048,36847,06800,06458,3GTSF0607neformer part of TransvaalPretoria-Witwatersrand-Vereeniging
KwaZulu-Natal ProvincePietermaritzburg, Ulundi91458355608986,98857,68924,68726,38417,07672,08713,18549,08500,07955,5NLSF0205ecformer part of Cape of Good Hope and Natal
Mpumalanga ProvinceNelspruit81794306913042,63004,93003,32924,42800,72646,03007,12838,52800,02634,0ETSF0708neformer part of TransvaalEastern Transvaal (Oos-Transvaal)
Northern ProvincePietersburg (Polokwane)119575478425400,95495,75337,35178,74929,44128,05397,25120,65100,04142,0NTSF0909neformer part of TransvaalNoordelike Provinsie, Northern Transvaal (Noord-Transvaal)
Northern Cape ProvinceKimberley363292139703874,8869,2875,2861,4840,3746,0742,0763,9800,0721,0NCSF0803nwformer part of Cape of Good HopeNoord-Kaap
North West ProvinceMmabatho (Mafikeng)118678449113627,93532,83562,33481,23354,83043,03351,83506,83500,01234,3NWSF1006ncformer part of Cape of Good Hope and TransvaalNoordwes
Western Cape ProvinceCape Town129352499504268,04178,64171,04086,93956,94118,03721,23620,23600,03417,7WPSF1101swformer part of Cape of Good HopeWes-Kaap
TOTAL:Pretoria122287847069343747,343291,443054,342130,440583,637859,041244,540716,040600,030963,9
former division:traditional division; area figures differ due to territorial changes
PROVINCE
Cape ProvinceCape Town7210042783805514,45041,15091,44907,96731,86199,65360,24426,74051,43733,33635,13529,92782,72667,42565,02507,52433,02409,82100,01838,01527,21428,71252,31137,0721,0566,2496,4231,3267,1285,3261,4159,5132,0CPswCape of Good Hope, Kaapprovinsie, Provinsie die Kaap die Goeie Hoop, Kaapkolonie, Kaapland
Kaffer-Staat86,281,4this was a temporary province from ca. 1860-1875; further details are lacking
NatalPietermaritzburg86967335782074,52145,02676,32534,24236,83418,92979,02415,32202,42085,62018,91946,51429,41241,71194,01167,41151,91108,81039,8925,1584,3543,9481,4442,7374,8364,3361,6325,5250,8193,1157,6NTse
Orange Free StateBloemfontein129153498661929,41776,91931,91833,21716,41661,81386,21016,6879,1808,4790,8772,1628,8549,2528,2447,1387,3244,6207,5133,565,057,037,0OFcOranje-Vrystaat
TransvaalPretoria2839181096218630,07532,28717,57974,46478,97395,06270,74812,84283,03713,93535,13341,52087,61753,61686,21349,51270,0972,7833,7679,2610,0574,8499,8829,0774,9315,0280,0TVne
TOTAL:Pretoria122104247144518148,316495,218417,117249,719163,818675,315996,212671,511415,910341,29979,99589,96928,66211,95973,45471,55175,94242,42957,82409,71426,51134,0population total is only given when figures of all provinces are stated
NATIONAL STATEsource:these homelands existed between 1963-1994Homeland, Thuisland, Bantustan
LB,SY
BophuthatswanaMmabatho44109170301740,61328,6903,9independent from 1977.12.06-1994.04.27; 7 enclaves in CP, TV and OF
CiskeiBisho55302135635,6538,4independent from 1981.12.04-1994.04.27; enclave in Cape of Good Hope
GazankuluGiyani67502606497,0477,9271,94 enclaves in Transvaal
KaNgwaneLouieville37191436393,0160,1120,12 enclaves in Transvaal
KwaNdebeleSiyabuswa751290236,0166,61 enclave in Transvaal
KwaZuluUlundi31000119693747,03188,02151,48 enclaves in Natal
LebowaSeshego, Lebowakgomo2247686781836,01661,61108,58 enclaves in Transvaal
QwaqwaPhuthaditjhaba482186182,0155,125,31 small area in Orange Free State in its corner with Natal and Lesotho
TranskeiUmtata41620160693037,01783,2delimited in 1963, independent from 1976.10.25-1994.04.27; 3 enclaves in CP, NT
VendaThohoyandu65002510513,9449,0272,4independent from 1979.09.13-1994.04.27; 2 enclaves in Transvaal
TOTAL NATIONAL STATES:1629376290911259,57175,1

Particulars:
Figures prior to 1907 may not include all indigenous population.
File created on 2001-09-09; revised on 2002-06-05; and last modified on 2003-12-09 by Jan Lahmeyer

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