Burgersfort

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Burgersfort
Tubatse
Platinum City
Burgersfort is located in Limpopo
Burgersfort
Burgersfort
Burgersfort is located in South Africa
Burgersfort
Burgersfort
Burgersfort is located in Africa
Burgersfort
Burgersfort
 Burgersfort shown within Limpopo
Coordinates: 24°40′S 30°19′E / 24.667°S 30.317°E / -24.667; 30.317Coordinates: 24°40′S 30°19′E / 24.667°S 30.317°E / -24.667; 30.317
Country South Africa
Province Limpopo
District Sekhukhune
Municipality Greater Tubatse
Area[1]
 • Total 28.10 km2 (10.85 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 6,369
 • Density 230/km2 (590/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 65.6%
 • Coloured 3.2%
 • Indian/Asian 4.8%
 • White 25.8%
 • Other 0.6%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Northern Sotho 31.3%
 • Afrikaans 27.9%
 • English 16.8%
 • Zulu 3.8%
 • Other 20.1%
Postal code (street) 1150
PO box 1150
Area code 013

Burgersfort is located in the valley of the Spekboom River [2] at the edge of the Bushveld Complex in the Greater Tubatse Local Municipality, near the border of the two provinces Limpopo and Mpumalanga. The town was named after a hexagonal fort built there during the 1876-77 Second War against the Bapedi of Chief Sekhukhune, and was named after President TF Burgers of the ZAR.[3] The region is rich in platinum and platinum group metals.[4] The town's neighbouring towns are Mashishing (60 km), Steelpoort (16 km) and Ohrigstad (26 km).[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Burgersfort". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ Fishing in Burgersfort, Mpumalanga, South Africa - Essential Travel Info
  3. ^ http://www.bathroomrenovationspecialists.co.za/Burgersfort%20Index.htm[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-02-23. Retrieved 2009-04-19. 
  5. ^ Routes Travel Info Portal: Burgersfort Archived May 21, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.