Kinross, Mpumalanga

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Kinross
Kinross is located in South Africa
Kinross
Kinross
 Kinross shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 26°25′S 29°05′E / 26.417°S 29.083°E / -26.417; 29.083Coordinates: 26°25′S 29°05′E / 26.417°S 29.083°E / -26.417; 29.083
Country South Africa
Province Mpumalanga
District Gert Sibande
Municipality Govan Mbeki
Established 1915
Area[1]
 • Total 6.45 km2 (2.49 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 15,246
 • Density 2,400/km2 (6,100/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 77.2%
 • Coloured 6.5%
 • Indian/Asian 8.9%
 • White 5.8%
 • Other 1.7%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Zulu 38.1%
 • English 12.9%
 • Afrikaans 9.9%
 • Sotho 6.9%
 • Other 32.2%
PO box 2270
Area code 017

Kinross is a small gold mining town in Mpumalanga, South Africa with four gold mines in the region.

Village on the watershed between the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, between Devon and Trichardt, 42 km west of Bethal, 19 km east of Leslie and about 70 km north-north-east of Standerton. Proclaimed a village in December 1915, it acquired municipal status about 1965. Named after Kinross in Scotland, some say by engineers constructing the Springs-Breyten railway, others by the surveyor of the town.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Kinross". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 249.