Trompsburg

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Trompsburg
Trompsburg town hall
Trompsburg town hall
Trompsburg is located in South Africa
Trompsburg
Trompsburg
 Trompsburg shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 30°1′S 25°46′E / 30.017°S 25.767°E / -30.017; 25.767Coordinates: 30°1′S 25°46′E / 30.017°S 25.767°E / -30.017; 25.767
Country South Africa
Province Free State
District Xhariep
Municipality Kopanong
Established 1891
Government
 • Type Municipality
 • Mayor Xolile Mathwa [1] (ANC)
Area[2]
 • Total 16.2 km2 (6.3 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 5,338
 • Density 330/km2 (850/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 70.2%
 • Coloured 22.1%
 • Indian/Asian 0.5%
 • White 6.6%
 • Other 0.6%
First languages (2011)[2]
 • Sotho 41.3%
 • Afrikaans 35.7%
 • Xhosa 15.7%
 • English 1.8%
 • Other 5.5%
Postal code (street) 9913
PO box 9913
Area code 051

Trompsburg is a small agricultural town in the Free State province of South Africa off the N1 highway, the major road connection between Johannesburg and Cape Town.

Town 122 km south-west of Bloemfontein and 56 km south-east of Philippolis. It was laid out in 1891 on the farm Middelwater and attained municipal status in 1902. Named after the owners of the farm, Jan and Bastiaan Tromp. It was at first called Jagersfontein Road, then Hamilton, in honour of Sir Hamilton John Goold-Adams (1858–1920), Lieutenant-Governor of the Orange River Colony from 1901 to 1910.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Free State Tourism.org
  2. ^ a b c d Sum of the Main Places Madikgetla and Trompsburg from Census 2011.
  3. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 438.