Hectorspruit

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Hectorspruit
A street in Hectorspruit
A street in Hectorspruit
Hectorspruit is located in South Africa
Hectorspruit
Hectorspruit
 Hectorspruit shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 25°26′S 31°41′E / 25.433°S 31.683°E / -25.433; 31.683Coordinates: 25°26′S 31°41′E / 25.433°S 31.683°E / -25.433; 31.683
Country South Africa
Province Mpumalanga
District Ehlanzeni
Municipality Nkomazi
Area[1]
 • Total 10.26 km2 (3.96 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 3,096
 • Density 300/km2 (780/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 77.9%
 • Coloured 0.8%
 • Indian/Asian 0.4%
 • White 20.8%
 • Other 0.1%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Swazi 55.0%
 • Afrikaans 18.6%
 • Tsonga 17.0%
 • English 4.1%
 • Other 5.3%
PO box 1330
Area code 013

Hectorspruit (also Emjejane) is a small farming town situated between Kaapmuiden and Komatipoort on a southern tributary of the Crocodile River in Mpumalanga, South Africa. The farms in the region produce sugarcane, subtropical fruit and vegetables. The town and stream is named after a dog belonging to S de Kock, chief surveyor of the Pretoria - Delagoa Bay railway line.

Hamlet some 30km west of Komatipoort and 80km north-east of Pigg's Peak. Named after a tributary of the Crocodile River, the Hectorspruit, which is said to take its name from a hunting-dog which died there from a tsetse fly bite.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Hectorspruit". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 202.