Kamatsamo

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KaMatsamo
Schoemansdal
KaMatsamo is located in South Africa
KaMatsamo
KaMatsamo
 KaMatsamo shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 25°42′11″S 31°30′22″E / 25.703°S 31.506°E / -25.703; 31.506Coordinates: 25°42′11″S 31°30′22″E / 25.703°S 31.506°E / -25.703; 31.506
Country South Africa
Province Mpumalanga
District Ehlanzeni
Municipality Nkomazi
Area[1]
 • Total 12.91 km2 (4.98 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 23,257
 • Density 1,800/km2 (4,700/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 99.3%
 • Coloured 0.2%
 • Indian/Asian 0.3%
 • White 0.1%
 • Other 0.1%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Swazi 94.8%
 • Tsonga 1.7%
 • English 1.1%
 • Other 2.3%

KaMatsamo, previously known as Schoemansdal, is a town in the province of Mpumalanga (eastern Transvaal) in South Africa. It is located 23 kilometres south of Malalane.

During the period when the policies of separate development were implemented under the apartheid regime, Schoemansdal was the capital of the bantustan named KaNgwane.

In November 2005 the South African government announced that the town's name had been changed to KaMatsamo. The new name is in honor of prince Matsamo Shongwe.

References[edit]

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