Ladybrand

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Ladybrand
Ladybrand is located in South Africa
Ladybrand
Ladybrand
 Ladybrand shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 29°12′00″S 27°27′00″E / 29.20000°S 27.45000°E / -29.20000; 27.45000Coordinates: 29°12′00″S 27°27′00″E / 29.20000°S 27.45000°E / -29.20000; 27.45000
Country South Africa
Province Free State
District Thabo Mofutsanyane
Municipality Mantsopa
Established 1868[1]
Area[2]
 • Total 46.0 km2 (17.8 sq mi)
Elevation 1,578 m (5,177 ft)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 25,816
 • Density 560/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 88.4%
 • Coloured 3.1%
 • Indian/Asian 0.9%
 • White 6.8%
 • Other 0.7%
First languages (2011)[2]
 • Sotho 81.2%
 • Afrikaans 8.5%
 • English 5.9%
 • Sign language 1.3%
 • Other 3.1%
Postal code (street) 9745
PO box 9745
Area code 051

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.[3] 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.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chronological order of town establishment in South Africa based on Floyd (1960:20-26)". pp. xlv–lii. 
  2. ^ a b c d Sum of the Main Places Manyatseng and Ladybrand from Census 2011.
  3. ^ Mantsopa Local Municipality Retrieved 2010-09-11.

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