Mookgophong shown within Limpopo

Coordinates: 24°31′S 28°43′E / 24.517°S 28.717°E / -24.517; 28.717Coordinates: 24°31′S 28°43′E / 24.517°S 28.717°E / -24.517; 28.717
Country South Africa
Province Limpopo
District Waterberg
Municipality Mookgophong
Established 1907
  Councillor (ANC)
  Total 27.18 km2 (10.49 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
  Total 24,853
  Density 910/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
  Black African 88.1%
  Coloured 0.4%
  Indian/Asian 0.2%
  White 10.9%
  Other 0.5%
First languages (2011)[1]
  Northern Sotho 56.3%
  Tsonga 13.7%
  Afrikaans 10.9%
  Sotho 6.1%
  Other 12.9%
Postal code (street) 0560
PO box 0560
Area code 014

Mookgophong, also known by its former name, Naboomspruit, is a town in the Limpopo province of South Africa.

Town 42 km north-east of Modimolle and 51 km south-west of Mokopane. It was founded on the farm Vischgat in 1907 and administered by a health committee from 1919. The name Naboomspruit is Afrikaans but derived from Khoekhoen; ‘euphorbia tree stream’, after the Euphorbia ingens which grows there.[2] The town was officially renamed Mookgophong on the 24 November 2006, by the South African government.[3]


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