Arlington, Free State

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Arlington is located in Free State (South African province)
Arlington is located in South Africa
Arlington is located in Africa
 Arlington shown within Free State
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
Country South Africa
Province Free State
District Thabo Mofutsanyane
Municipality Nketoana
 • Total 6.3 km2 (2.4 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 3,935
 • Density 620/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 98.1%
 • Coloured 0.2%
 • Indian/Asian 0.2%
 • White 1.3%
 • Other 0.2%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Sotho 88.3%
 • Afrikaans 3.8%
 • Sign language 3.1%
 • Zulu 2.0%
 • Other 2.7%
Postal code (street) 9602
PO box 9602
Area code 058

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.



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.


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


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