Petrus Steyn

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Petrus Steyn
Petrus Steyn Church
Petrus Steyn Church
Petrus Steyn is located in South Africa
Petrus Steyn
Petrus Steyn
 Petrus Steyn shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 27°39′00″S 28°08′00″E / 27.65000°S 28.13333°E / -27.65000; 28.13333Coordinates: 27°39′00″S 28°08′00″E / 27.65000°S 28.13333°E / -27.65000; 28.13333
Country South Africa
Province Free State
District Thabo Mofutsanyane
Municipality Nketoana
Established 1912
Area[1]
 • Total 11.0 km2 (4.2 sq mi)
Elevation 1,700 m (5,600 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 12,893
 • Density 1,200/km2 (3,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 95.7%
 • Coloured 0.3%
 • Indian/Asian 0.5%
 • White 3.4%
 • Other 0.1%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Sotho 83.2%
 • Zulu 7.4%
 • Afrikaans 4.6%
 • Sign language 2.0%
 • Other 2.8%
Postal code (street) 9640
PO box 9640
Area code 058

Petrus Steyn is a small farming town between Tweeling and Kroonstad in the Free State province of South Africa.

Town 45km north-east of Lindley. Named after the owner of the farm on which it was laid out in 1914.[2]

Formerly known as Concordia, the town is the centre of an agricultural area known for wheat, maize, sunflower, potato, cattle and sheep production. The sandstone parsonage of the local Dutch Reformed Church was declared a national monument in 1988.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Sum of the Main Places Petrus Steyn and Mamafubedu from Census 2011.
  2. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 364. 
  3. ^ "Towns included in the Grasslands Meander". Grasslands Meander. Retrieved 29 August 2014.