Chuniespoort

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Chuniespoort
Chuniespoort is located in South Africa
Chuniespoort
Chuniespoort
 Chuniespoort shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 24°13′45″S 29°29′48″E / 24.22917°S 29.49667°E / -24.22917; 29.49667Coordinates: 24°13′45″S 29°29′48″E / 24.22917°S 29.49667°E / -24.22917; 29.49667
Country South Africa
Province Limpopo
District Capricorn
Municipality Polokwane
Area[1]
 • Total 1.91 km2 (0.74 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 1,271
 • Density 670/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 100.0%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Northern Sotho 92.5%
 • Tsonga 4.6%
 • Zulu 1.0%
 • Other 1.8%
Postal code (street) 0745
PO box 0745
Area code 015

Chuniespoort (recently Chuenespoort[2]) is a mountain pass situated in the Limpopo Province, on the R37, the road between Polokwane and Lebowakgomo, South Africa. The river flowing through this gorge of the Strydpoort Mountains is known as the Chunies River, one of the tributaries of the Olifants River.[3]

Etymology[edit]

The name commemorates the name of an African leader, whose name would be spelt Tshwene in modern Northern Sotho orthography.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Chuniespoort". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Jenkins, Elwyn (2007), Falling into place: the story of modern South African place names, David Philip Publishers, p. 75 
  3. ^ Environmental Management Framework for the Olifants and Letaba Rivers Catchment area