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The landscape of the Northern Cape is characterised by vast dry plains with outcroppings of haphazard rock piles. The cold Atlantic Ocean forms the western boundary of this region. With a total area of 372 889 square kilometres, taking up 30.5 % of South Africa’s land area, the Northern Cape is the country’s largest province. With little over 1 million people, three per square kilometre, it has the country’s smallest population.
Northern Cape’s most important asset is the impressive Orange River that feeds the agriculture and alluvial diamond industries in the region.
The capital of the Northern Cape is Kimberley, located almost 110km east of the where the Vaal and Orange Rivers meet. Due to its diamond mining past (the roots of the De Beers mining company can be traced back to the town) and the siege during the Second Boer War, Kimberley has considerable historical significance. In present times, Kimberley is the seat of the Provincial Legislature for the Northern Cape and Provincial Administration, serving the agricultural and mining sectors of the area. New life and purpose is expected to be injected into the town with the Sol Plaatje University that is due to open its doors in 2014.
Other important towns in the region include: Upington (the centre of dried fruit industries and karakul sheep farming as well as the most northerly wine-making region of South Africa). In the heart of the Namaqualand spring flower country lies the quaint little town of Springbok. Kuruman and De Aar form the hub of the South African railway network.
The world’s largest telecope, that was built at Carnarvon, the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), can be found at Sutherland (the southern hemisphere's largest astronomical observatory) in the Northern Cape.
The economy of the region is stimulated by thousands of tourists that visit the spectacular annual explosion of spring flowers in Namaqualand; the several Transfrontier National Parks and conservation areas that grace the landscape of the Northern Cape, Botswana and Namibia and the Augrabies Falls that rank among the world’s greatest waterfalls on a major river.
The National Parks in the area include: Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park – The first cross-border game park in Africa that join the Gemsbok National Park in Botswana with South Africa’s Kalahari Gemsbok National Park. The Ai-Ais Richtersveld Transfrontier Conservation Park spans the border with Namibia to include the Ai-Ais Hot Springs Game Park in Namibia and the Richtersveld National Park in South Africa.
The Mining industry in the Northern Cape that consist of the mining of iron ore deposits near Kathu and the mining of manganese at Black Rock, contributes nearly a quarter of the GDP.
The tremendous growth of valued-added activities such as Game farming, food production and food processing for the South African market as well as for export purposes, further compliments the economy of the region.
Investment projects that link up with existing plans for the Namaqua Development Corridor, that focuses on the export of sea products, contribute to the growth and development of the economy of the Northern Cape Region.
The interior Karoo forms a very large part of the Northern Cape. The economy of this area depends largely on sheep-faming, backed by the karakul-pelt industry in the Gordonia district of Upington.
Grapes and fruit are cultivated intensively in the Orange River Valley, especially at Upington, Kakamas and Keimoes. The production of cotton, wheat, peanuts, maize and fruit takes place at the Vaalharts Irrigation scheme near Warrenton.
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