Groblersdal

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Groblersdal
Groblersdal is located in South Africa
Groblersdal
Groblersdal
 Groblersdal shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 25°09′S 29°23′E / 25.150°S 29.383°E / -25.150; 29.383Coordinates: 25°09′S 29°23′E / 25.150°S 29.383°E / -25.150; 29.383
Country South Africa
Province Limpopo
District Greater Sekhukhune
Municipality Elias Motsoaledi
Area[1]
 • Total 5.79 km2 (2.24 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 4,329
 • Density 750/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 47.3%
 • Coloured 0.8%
 • Indian/Asian 3.6%
 • White 47.6%
 • Other 0.7%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Afrikaans 50.1%
 • Northern Sotho 25.3%
 • English 7.0%
 • Zulu 3.5%
 • Other 14.2%
Postal code (street) 0470
PO box 0470
Area code 013

Groblersdal is a farming town situated 32 km north of the 178 million m³ Loskop Dam in the Sekhukhune District of Limpopo.

The town is South Africa's second largest irrigation settlement. The main crops in this man-made floodplain are cotton, tobacco, citrus fruit, table grapes, maize, wheat, vegetables, sunflower seeds, peanuts, lucerne and peaches, although not in order of importance as some previously leading crops e.g. tobacco, have made way for others such as grapes.

Groblersdal was laid out on the farm "Klipbank" taking advantage of the Loskop Dam, and named after the original owner WJ Grobler.

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  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Groblersdal". Census 2011. 

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