Riebeeckstad

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Riebeeckstad
Riebeeckstad is located in South Africa
Riebeeckstad
Riebeeckstad
 Riebeeckstad shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 27°55′08″S 26°49′08″E / 27.918777°S 26.818777°E / -27.918777; 26.818777Coordinates: 27°55′08″S 26°49′08″E / 27.918777°S 26.818777°E / -27.918777; 26.818777
Country South Africa
Province Free State
District Lejweleputswa
Municipality Matjhabeng
Government
 • Type Part of Municipality
 • Mayor Sebenzile Ngangelizwe (ANC)
Area[1]
 • Total 13.22 km2 (5.10 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 11,268
 • Density 850/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 49.2%
 • Coloured 1.8%
 • Indian/Asian 0.3%
 • White 48.4%
 • Other 0.4%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Afrikaans 48.3%
 • Sotho 32.4%
 • English 8.6%
 • Xhosa 4.0%
 • Other 6.7%
Postal code (street) 9459
PO box 9469
Area code 057
Painting of Jan van Riebeeck by E.C. Godée Molsbergen.

Riebeeckstad is a suburb 5 km east of the city of Welkom located in the Lejweleputswa District Municipality of the Free State province of South Africa.

It is named for Jan van Riebeeck and was established as an upper-class suburb, void of mine shafts, for people working in Welkom or on the Free State Goldfields.This suburb is the largest in the city of welkom and is dominated by white people.Afrikaans is most spoken language in the suburb followed by Sesotho and English.The suburb is located few kilo metres from the Central University of Technology in Welkom.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Riebeeckstad". Census 2011.