Leydsdorp

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Leydsdorp
Leydsdorp is located in South Africa
Leydsdorp
Leydsdorp
 Leydsdorp shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 23°59′42″S 30°31′16″E / 23.995°S 30.521°E / -23.995; 30.521Coordinates: 23°59′42″S 30°31′16″E / 23.995°S 30.521°E / -23.995; 30.521
Country South Africa
Province Limpopo
District Mopani
Municipality Ba-Phalaborwa
Established 1890
Area[1]
 • Total 0.79 km2 (0.31 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 6
 • Density 7.6/km2 (20/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 100.0%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Tsonga 100.0%

Leydsdorp is a former gold rush town situated in the Limpopo province of South Africa.[2]

Ghost town 11 km south-west of Gravelotte and 53 km south-east of Tzaneen. It developed from a gold-mining camp and was proclaimed in 1890, but was virtually abandoned when gold was discovered on the Witwatersrand. Named after Willem Johannes Leyds (1859-1940), State Secretary of the South African Republic from 1888 to 1897.[3]

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