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|• Total||46.0 km2 (17.8 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1,578 m (5,177 ft)|
|• Density||560/km2 (1,500/sq mi)|
|Racial makeup (2011)|
|• Black African||88.4%|
|First languages (2011)|
|• Sign language||1.3%|
|Postal code (street)||9745|
Ladybrand is a small agricultural town in the Free State province of South Africa, situated 18 km from Maseru, the capital of Lesotho. Ladybrand is one of five towns that forms the Mantsopa Local Municipality. Founded in 1867 following the Basotho Wars, it was named after Lady (Catharine) Brand, the mother of the speaker of the Cape Province legislative assembly, Sir Christoffel Brand.
The settlement of Ladybrand was created by Voortrekkers to give them control over the territories conquered and captured after the above mentioned Basotho war. In 1900, during the Second Anglo-Boer War, Ladybrand came under the control of the British.
- Nicolaas Johannes Diederichs - State President of South Africa from 1975 to 1978.
- Kobie Coetsee - South African lawyer, National Party politician and administrator as well as a negotiator during the country's transition to democracy.
- "Chronological order of town establishment in South Africa based on Floyd (1960:20-26)". pp. xlv–lii.
- Sum of the Main Places Manyatseng and Ladybrand from Census 2011.
- Mantsopa Local Municipality Retrieved 2010-09-11.
- Ladybrand travel guide from Wikivoyage
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