Kroondal

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Kroondal
Old Lutheran Church in Kroondal
Old Lutheran Church in Kroondal
Kroondal is located in South Africa
Kroondal
Kroondal
 Kroondal shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 25°45′S 27°19′E / 25.750°S 27.317°E / -25.750; 27.317Coordinates: 25°45′S 27°19′E / 25.750°S 27.317°E / -25.750; 27.317
Country South Africa
Province North West
District Bojanala
Municipality Rustenburg
Established 1858
Population [1]
 • Total 3,195
PO box 0350

Kroondal is a town situated in North West Province of South Africa with a large German speaking community. It lies on the N4 road.

The town originated from a farm in existence since 1843, initially known as Kronendal, which was one of 22 German Lutheran missions in Natal and the former Transvaal. A mission was established, and by 1889 a settlement was surveyed and divided into plots.[2] The local school counted among its pupils Louis Botha, who would become South Africa's first prime minister, and Afrikaans poet JD du Toit.[2] The local church congregation counts about 400 members, and is 80% German-speaking, with most of the rest being Afrikaans speakers.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Water Services National Information System - Community Report
  2. ^ a b c "Kroondal". Tourism North West Province. Retrieved 3 January 2014.