Arlington, Free State

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Arlington
Arlington is located in Free State (South African province)
Arlington
Arlington
Arlington is located in South Africa
Arlington
Arlington
Coordinates: 28°02′S 27°51′E / 28.033°S 27.850°E / -28.033; 27.850Coordinates: 28°02′S 27°51′E / 28.033°S 27.850°E / -28.033; 27.850
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceFree State
DistrictThabo Mofutsanyane
MunicipalityNketoana
Area
 • Total6.3 km2 (2.4 sq mi)
Population
(2011)[1]
 • Total3,935
 • Density620/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African98.1%
 • Coloured0.2%
 • Indian/Asian0.2%
 • White1.3%
 • Other0.2%
First languages (2011)
 • Sotho88.3%
 • Afrikaans3.8%
 • Sign language3.1%
 • Zulu2.0%
 • Other2.7%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
9602
PO box
9602
Area code058

Arlington is a small farming town in the Free State province of South Africa. It was established as an important railway link between Lindley and Senekal.

Geography and layout[edit]

Arlington (like all Free State towns) features a racially segregated geography due to the policies of apartheid. This is evidenced by the fact that the white population live in the actual town of Arlington while the non-white (almost exclusively black) community lives in the neighboring township of Leratswana, which is currently being greatly extended.

Transport[edit]

Railway[edit]

Arlington is vital for its railway location. It lies at the junction of two railway lines, one stretching from Lindley to Senekal, and another connecting Bethlehem and Steynsrus.

Road[edit]

Arlington lies on the R707, which actually separates Arlington from Leratswana. This road connects the towns of Lindley and Senekal.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Sum of the Main Places Leratswana and Arlington from Census 2011.