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Northern Cape
Noord-Kaap (in Afrikaans)
Kapa Bokone (in Tswana)
uMntla-Kapa (in Xhosa)
Province of South Africa
Motto: Sa ǁa ǃaĩsi 'uĩsi (Strive for a better life)
Map showing the location of the Northern Cape in the north-western part of South Africa
Location of the Northern Cape in South Africa
Country South Africa
Established 27 April 1994
 • Total 372,889 km2 (143,973 sq mi)
Area rank 1st in South Africa
Highest elevation 2,156 m (7,073 ft)
Lowest elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 1,145,861
 • Estimate (2019) 1,263,875
 • Rank 9th in South Africa
 • Density 3.072928/km2 (7.958847/sq mi)
 • Density rank 9th in South Africa
Population groups
 • African 50.4%
 • Coloured 40.3%
 • White 7.1%
 • Indian or Asian 1.7%
 • Afrikaans 53.8%
 • Tswana 33.1%
 • Xhosa 5.3%
 • English 3.4%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code ZA-NC
HDI (2017) 0.682
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The Northern Cape (Afrikaans: Noord-Kaap; Tswana: Kapa Bokone; Xhosa: uMntla-Koloni) is the largest and most populated province of South Africa. It was created on 27 April 1994 when the Cape Province was split up. Its capital is Kimberley.

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