Piggs Peak

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Piggs Peak
View west near Piggs Peak in Swaziland.jpg
Piggs Peak is located in Swaziland
Piggs Peak
Piggs Peak
Location of Piggs Peak in Swaziland.
Coordinates: 25°58′S 31°15′E / 25.967°S 31.250°E / -25.967; 31.250
Country  Swaziland
District Hhohho

Piggs Peak is a town in north western Swaziland. It was founded around gold prospecting in 1884, but its main industry is now forestry. The Phophonyane Falls lie near the town. Piggs Peak Casino takes its name from the area. In 2001 the 115m high wall of the Maguga Dam was completed in the Komati River 12 km south of town at 25°56′51.41″S 30°4′52.74″E / 25.9476139°S 30.0813167°E / -25.9476139; 30.0813167.

Piggs Peak is named after an early resident, William Pigg, who discovered a gold reef here on 26 March 1884.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ndlovu, Hlengiwe (28 January 2009). "SD sitting on economically viable gold deposits". The Swazi Observer. Retrieved 2009-10-18. 
  2. ^ Grotpeter, John T., Historical Dictionary of Swaziland (Scarecrow Press, 1975).

Coordinates: 25°58′S 31°15′E / 25.967°S 31.250°E / -25.967; 31.250