|Country South Africa|
District Dr Kenneth Kaunda
Postal code (street) 2630
Local time Wednesday 5:26 AM
|Province North West|
Municipality Maquassi Hills
PO box 2630
Area code 018
|Weather 14°C, Wind N at 6 km/h, 76% Humidity|
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Wolmaransstad (Afrikaans for "Wolmarans City") is a maize-farming town situated on the N12 between Johannesburg and Kimberley in North West Province of South Africa. The town lies in an important alluvial diamond-mining area and it is the main town of the Maquassi Hills Local Municipality.
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- Map of Wolmaransstad South Africa
- Tourist attractions
- Notable people
Map of Wolmaransstad, South Africa
Town 245 km south-west of Johannesburg and 56 km north-east of Bloemhof. It was laid out on the farms Rooderand and Vlakfontein in 1888, and proclaimed a town in 1891. Named after Jacobus M. A. Wolmarans, then member of the Executive Council.
Wolmaransstad originated in 1891 on the banks of the Makwasi River (San word for a type of wild spearmint) and takes its name from J. M. A. Wolmarans, a volksraad councilman.
Wolmaransstad serves a large community and is an important diamond buying centre.
The Dutch Reformed church building was designed by Gerard Moerdijk.