Edenville, Free State

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Edenville
Dutch Reformed Church in Edenville
Dutch Reformed Church in Edenville
Edenville is located in South Africa
Edenville
Edenville
 Edenville shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 27°33′S 27°40′E / 27.550°S 27.667°E / -27.550; 27.667Coordinates: 27°33′S 27°40′E / 27.550°S 27.667°E / -27.550; 27.667
Country South Africa
Province Free State
District Fezile Dabi
Municipality Ngwathe
Established 1912
Area[1]
 • Total 7.3 km2 (2.8 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 6,294
 • Density 860/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 94.7%
 • Coloured 0.9%
 • Indian/Asian 0.2%
 • White 4.0%
 • Other 0.2%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Sotho 88.0%
 • Afrikaans 4.7%
 • Zulu 3.2%
 • Sign language 1.0%
 • Other 3.1%
Postal code (street) 9535
PO box 9535

Edenville is a small farming town situated in the northern Free State province of South Africa.

Town 48 km north-east of Kroonstad and 50 km south-west of Heilbron. It was established on the farms Erfdeel-Noord, Langland and Welgelegen in 1912, and attained municipal status in 1921. The name is assumed to refer to the biblical Garden of Eden, but this is uncertain.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Sum of the Main Places Ngwathe and Edenville from Census 2011.
  2. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 151.