Bushbuckridge

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Bushbuckridge (Mapulaneng) is the main town in Bushbuckridge Local Municipality, Ehlanzeni District, Mpumalanga, South Africa.[1] The name Bushbuck Ridge was given because of the large herds of bushbuck found here in the 1880s, and the prominent WNW-ESE ridge in the southeastern part of the municipality.[2] The town of Bushbuckridge grew around a trading store that opened in 1884.

The suburbs and rural areas to the south of Bushbuckridge constitute a "sub place", called Bushbuckridge NU with a 2011 population of 1070, covering 1,587.56 square kilometres (613 sq mi).[3]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Main Place Bushbuckridge". Census 2011.
  2. ^ South African Languages - Place names
  3. ^ "Bushbuckridge NU Sub Place from Census 2011". Adrian Frith. Archived from the original on 20 August 2015. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)