The name Prieska comes from the Korana term "place of the lost she-goat". Prieska was founded in 1882.
It is a smallish town with a population of around 15,000 people.
Although Prieska is situated on the banks of the Orange River it is located in a hot and arid region.
There is quite a lot of crops grown near the Orange River and some sheep farming.
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