Delmas, Mpumalanga

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Delmas
Delmas is located in South Africa
Delmas
Delmas
 Delmas shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 26°09′S 28°41′E / 26.150°S 28.683°E / -26.150; 28.683Coordinates: 26°09′S 28°41′E / 26.150°S 28.683°E / -26.150; 28.683
Country South Africa
Province Mpumalanga
District Nkangala
Municipality Victor Khanye
Established 1907
Area[1]
 • Total 8.74 km2 (3.37 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 7,399
 • Density 850/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 40.2%
 • Coloured 1.6%
 • Indian/Asian 1.0%
 • White 56.0%
 • Other 1.2%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Afrikaans 56.9%
 • Zulu 16.2%
 • S. Ndebele 8.5%
 • English 7.2%
 • Other 11.2%
Postal code (street) 2210
PO box 2210
Area code 013

Delmas is a small farming town situated east of Johannesburg in Mpumalanga, South Africa. The town is located some 19 km north-east of Springs and 73 km south-east of Pretoria. The town was laid out in 1907 on the farm Witklip (Afrikaans for White Stone) and has been administered by a town council since 1965. The name is derived from the French de la mas ('small farm') and was given by the Frenchman Frank Campbell Dumat, former owner of Witklip, after his grandfather's farm in France.[2]

The farms in the region produce maize, wheat, potatoes and chickens.

Bothibelong is a township 3 km north of Delmas. The name is derived from Sotho and means 'protection'.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Delmas". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 134. 
  3. ^ Raper, Peter E. (1987). Dictionary of Southern African Place Names. Internet Archive. p. 90. Retrieved 28 August 2013.