|• Total||8.13 km2 (3.14 sq mi)|
|• Density||830/km2 (2,200/sq mi)|
|Racial makeup (2011)|
|• Black African||90.4%|
|First languages (2011)|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (SAST)|
|Postal code (street)||2375|
Amsterdam is a small town which consists of a below average working class population located in Mkhondo circuit in Mpumalanga South Africa and encompasses a large swati population as a result of the Swaziland border which is relatively close to this area.There are large plantations of gum, pine and wattle trees in the area. The town also boast of a peaceful community with rich culture and heritage.
The Town is located some 77 km east of Ermelo. Part of a Scottish settlement established by Alexander McCorkindale in 1868, it was proclaimed a town in June 1881. At first called Roburnia, in honour of Scottish Poet Robert Burns, the name was changed on 5 July 1882 to Amsterdam, after the Dutch city where the State Secretary, Eduard Bok, was born, and out of gratitude for Dutch sympathy during the First Anglo-Boer War (1880-1881).
- "Main Place Amsterdam". Census 2011.
- "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 60.
- Carleton Jones High School year book 1992
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