Burgersfort

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Burgersfort
Burgersfort is located in South Africa
Burgersfort
Burgersfort
 Burgersfort shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 24°40′S 30°19′E / 24.667°S 30.317°E / -24.667; 30.317Coordinates: 24°40′S 30°19′E / 24.667°S 30.317°E / -24.667; 30.317
Country South Africa
Province Limpopo
District Greater Sekhukhune
Municipality Greater Tubatse
Area[1]
 • Total 28.10 km2 (10.85 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 6,369
 • Density 230/km2 (590/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 65.6%
 • Coloured 3.2%
 • Indian/Asian 4.8%
 • White 25.8%
 • Other 0.6%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Northern Sotho 31.3%
 • Afrikaans 27.9%
 • English 16.8%
 • Zulu 3.8%
 • Other 20.1%
Postal code (street) 1150
PO box 1150
Area code 013

Burgersfort is located in the valley of the Spekboom River [2] at the edge of the Bushveld Complex in the Greater Tubatse Local Municipality, near the border of the two provinces Limpopo and Mpumalanga. The town was named after a hexagonal fort built there during the 1876-77 Second War against the Bapedi of Chief Sekhukhune, and was named after President TF Burgers of the ZAR.[3] The region is rich in platinum and platinum group metals.[4] The town's neighbouring towns are Lydenburg (60 km), Steelpoort (16 km) and Ohrigstad (26 km).[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Burgersfort". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ Fishing in Burgersfort, Mpumalanga, South Africa, Southern Africa - Essential Travel Info
  3. ^ http://www.bathroomrenovationspecialists.co.za/Burgersfort%20Index.htm
  4. ^ http://www.eprop.co.za/news/article.aspx?idArticle=6590
  5. ^ Routes Travel Info Portal: Burgersfort