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Orania

Summary
Orania (ʊəˈrɑːnia) is a town founded by Afrikaners and an unrecognised micronation in South Africa. It is located along the Orange River in the Karoo region of the Northern Cape province. The town is split in two halves by the R369 road, and is from Cape Town and approximately from Pretoria. Its climate is semi-arid. The town and its mono-ethnic and monoculturalist ideals have been the subject of much press coverage. The town was founded with the goal of creating a stronghold for the Afrikaner minority group, the Afrikaans language and the Afrikaner culture through the creation of an all-White Afrikaner state known as a Volkstaat. The town is generally described as "Whites-only". By 2022, the population was 2,500. The town was experiencing rapid growth and the population had climbed by 55% from 2018. In 2023, the population was 2,800. Living in the town requires application, and is based
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