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Citrusdal,South Africa

Citrusdal is City/Area of Western Cape, Latitude: -32.5922, Longitude: 19.0152

Citrusdal is a town of 5,000 people in the Olifants River Valley in the Western Cape province of South Africa. It is situated at the base of the Cederberg mountains about 160 kilometres (100 mi) north of Cape Town. Agriculture in the area is dominated by citrus fruit farming, hence the town's name. Natural hot water springs occur in the area.

History
Citrusdal was established in 1916 by the Nederduits Gereformeerde Kerk to serve the upper Olifants River valley. The church bought a portion of Middelpost farm, on which a township was laid out. A town council was established in 1957.

Demographics
In the 2001 Census the population of Citrusdal was recorded as 5,023 people in 1,401 households. 73% of the residents described themselves as “Coloured”, 21% as “White” and 6% as “Black African”. The dominant language is Afrikaans, spoken as the first language of 95% of the population, while 4% speak isiXhosa and 1% speak English.

Schools
Citrusdal High which is situated in the Olifants River Valley is a small school with appropriately 350 students.

References
Jump up to: a b c d “Main Place Citrusdal”. Census 2011.
“History”. Goede Hoop Citrus. Archived from the original on 5 December 2011. Retrieved 19 December 2011.
“Main Place ‘Citrusdal'”. Census 2001. Retrieved 19 December 2011.
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