The Town Hall in Edenburg
|• Mayor||Xolile Mathwa  (ANC)|
|• Total||41.4 km2 (16.0 sq mi)|
|• Density||160/km2 (400/sq mi)|
|Racial makeup (2011)|
|• Black African||75.8%|
|First languages (2011)|
|Postal code (street)||9908|
Edenburg is a small sheep and cattle ranching town situated about 80 kilometres (50 mi) south of Bloemfontein in the Free State province of South Africa. As of 2001[update] it had a population of 8,138.
Edenburg was proclaimed a town in 1863, and received municipal government in 1891.
Town 85 km south-south-west of Bloemfontein. Laid out on the farm Rietfontein in 1862, it became a municipality in 1891. The name is said to be either of biblical origin or an adaptation of Edinburgh, name of the birthplace in Scotland of the Reverend Andrew Murray, for many years the only minister in the Orange Free State.
- "Chronological order of town establishment in South Africa based on Floyd (1960:20-26)". pp. xlv–lii.
- Free State Tourism.org
- Sum of the Main Places Edenburg and Ha-Rasebei from Census 2011.
- Including the "township" of Ha-Rasebei. "Main Places 'Edenburg' and 'Ha-Rasebai'". Census 2001. Retrieved 30 July 2011.
- "Edenburg". Free State Tourism. Retrieved 30 July 2011.
- "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 151.
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