Place:Northern Cape, South Africa

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NameNorthern Cape
Alt namesNorthern Cape Province
Noord-Kaapsource: Embassy of South Africa, Maps (1994) p 2
Northern Capesource: Wikipedia
TypeModern province
Coordinates29.5°S 22.0°E
Located inSouth Africa     (1993 - )
See alsoCape, South AfricaParent
Contained Places
General region
Botswana
Bushman Land
Griqualand West
Little Namaqualand
Inhabited place
Aalwynsfontein
Aansluit
Abrahamsdam
Aggeneis
Alexander Bay
Appleby
Askham
Augrabies
Bakenkop
Barkly West
Beginsel
Belmont
Bladgrond
Boetsap
Bokhara
Boomrivier
Botersleegte
Brakpoort
Brakputs
Brandkop
Brandvlei
Britstown
Buchufontein
Bucklands
Bundu
Calvinia
Campbell
Carnarvon
Colesberg
Danielskuil
Dassiefontein
De Aar
De Naauwte
Deelfontein
Delportshoop
Dibeng
Die Boss
Diemansputs
Doorndam
Douglas
Fraserburg
Gamoep
Gannapan
Ganspan
Garies
Garskolk
Good Hope
Goodhouse
Granaatboskolk
Grasbult
Griekwastad
Groblershoop
Grondneus
Hanover Road
Hanover
Hartswater
Higgs' Hope
Hondeklipbaai
Honderfontein
Hopetown
Hotazel
Houtkraal
Hutchinson
Juriesfontein
Kakamas
Kalkmond
Kalkstasie
Kalkwerf
Kamieskroon
Kanoneiland
Karos
Keimoes
Kenhardt
Kimberley ( 1871 - )
Klein-Soutpan
Kleinbegin
Klipbakken
Klipwerf
Koegas
Koopan-Noord
Koopan-Suid
Koopmansfontein
Kootjieskolk
Korga
Kraankuil
Kuruman
Lambrechts Drift
Langklip
Lekkeroog
Loeriesfontein
Lohatlha
Louisvale
Loxton
Lutzputs
Marydale
Matsap
Merriman
Merwede
Middelpos
Modderrivier
Muldersvlei
Mynfontein
N'Rougas
Nababiep
Namies
Nelspoortjie
Niekerkshoop
Noenieput
Nous
Obobogorap
Ockies
Okiep
Olifantshoek
Omdraaisvlei
Onderstedorings
Onseepkans
Oranjerivier
Pampoenpoort
Pella
Petrusville
Philipstown
Pofadder
Poortjie
Port Nolloth
Postmasburg
Potfontein
Pretoriusvlei
Prieska
Prinshof
Putsonderwater
Redlands
Remhoogte
Richmond
Ritchie
Rooidam
Rooilyf
Sakrivier
Salt Lake
Sandheuwel
Schmidtsdrif
Severn
Silver Streams
Sishen
Skerpioensdrif
Sodium
Sononder
Sonstraal
Springbok
Springfield
Steinkopf
Sterkaar
Sterling
Strydenburg
Sutherland
Trooilapspan
Twee Rivieren
Ulco
Upington
Van Reenen's Plaats
Van Wyksvlei
Van Zylsrus
Verneukpan
Victoria West
Vinkekuil
Vleikolk
Voordeelspan
Vosburg
Vroeggedeel
Vrouenspan
Warrenton
Waterdale
Wegdraai
Wildfontein
Williston
Windsorton
Winton
Witdraai
Zooafskolk
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The Northern Cape is the largest and most sparsely populated province of South Africa. It was created in 1994 when the Cape Province was split up. Its capital is Kimberley. It includes the Kalahari Gemsbok National Park, part of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, an international park shared with Botswana. It also includes the Augrabies Falls and the diamond mining regions in Kimberley and Alexander Bay. The Namaqualand region in the west is famous for its Namaqualand daisies. The southern towns of De Aar and Colesberg, in the Great Karoo, are major transport nodes between Johannesburg, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. In the northeast, Kuruman is famous as a mission station and also for its 'eye'. The Orange River flows through the province, forming the borders with the Free State in the southeast and with Namibia to the northwest. The river is also used to irrigate the many vineyards in the arid region near Upington.

Native speakers of Afrikaans comprise a higher percentage of the population in the Northern Cape than in any other province. The Northern Cape's four official languages are Afrikaans, Tswana, Xhosa, and English. Minorities speak the other official languages of South Africa, and a few people speak indigenous languages such as Nama and Khwe.

The provincial motto, Sa ||a !aĩsi 'uĩsi (“We go to a better life”), is in the Nǀu language of the Nǁnǂe (ǂKhomani) people. It was given in 1997 by one of the language's last speakers, Ms. Elsie Vaalbooi of Rietfontein, who has since died. It was South Africa's first officially registered motto in a Khoisan language. Subsequently, South Africa's national motto, !Ke e /xarra //ke, was derived from the extinct Northern Cape ǀXam language.

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