Seshego

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Seshego
Seshego is located in South Africa
Seshego
Seshego
 Seshego shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 23°51′S 29°23′E / 23.850°S 29.383°E / -23.850; 29.383Coordinates: 23°51′S 29°23′E / 23.850°S 29.383°E / -23.850; 29.383
Country South Africa
Province Limpopo
District Capricorn
Municipality Polokwane
Area[1]
 • Total 28.08 km2 (10.84 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 83,863
 • Density 3,000/km2 (7,700/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 99.2%
 • Coloured 0.2%
 • Indian/Asian 0.1%
 • White 0.1%
 • Other 0.3%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Northern Sotho 84.5%
 • Tsonga 3.1%
 • Venda 2.4%
 • English 2.1%
 • Other 8.0%
Postal code (street) 0742
PO box 0742
Area code 015

Seshego is a town in the Limpopo province of South Africa. The town lies directly northwest of Polokwane. In 2001 its population was 121,639. Until 1974 Seshego was the capital of the non-independent bantustan of Lebowa, which was abolished in 1994. The town’s industries produce food, beverages, tobacco, textiles, wearing apparel, leather goods, wood and wood products, fabricated metal products, machinery, and equipment. Many of Seshego’s inhabitants commute to Polokwane for employment.[2]

Seshego is divided into 8 zones. The Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema grew up in Zone 1 in an area called Masakaneng. The Seshego Dam is a dam on the Mulaudzi River in the western side of the town.[3]

Climate[edit]

Köppen-Geiger climate classification system classifies its climate as mild semi-arid (BSk).

Climate data for Seshego
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 27
(81)
26
(79)
25
(77)
24
(75)
22
(72)
19
(66)
19
(66)
22
(72)
24
(75)
26
(79)
26
(79)
26
(79)
23.8
(75)
Average low °C (°F) 16
(61)
15
(59)
14
(57)
11
(52)
7
(45)
3
(37)
3
(37)
6
(43)
9
(48)
12
(54)
14
(57)
15
(59)
10.4
(50.8)
Rainfall mm (inches) 80
(3.15)
57
(2.24)
51
(2.01)
22
(0.87)
5
(0.2)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
3
(0.12)
30
(1.18)
72
(2.83)
69
(2.72)
389
(15.32)
Source: SA Explorer[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Seshego". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ "Seshego (South Africa)". Encyclopædia Britannica Online. 2009. Retrieved 10-4-09.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  3. ^ Major rivers and streams within the Limpopo River Basin
  4. ^ "Seshego climate". SA Explorer. Retrieved 2014-02-23.