Bushbuckridge

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Bushbuckridge

Bosbokrand
Mapulaneng
Mountains in BushBuckridge during day time.
Mountains in BushBuckridge during day time.
Bushbuckridge is located in Mpumalanga
Bushbuckridge
Bushbuckridge
Bushbuckridge is located in South Africa
Bushbuckridge
Bushbuckridge
Coordinates: 24°50′17″S 31°04′23″E / 24.83806°S 31.07306°E / -24.83806; 31.07306Coordinates: 24°50′17″S 31°04′23″E / 24.83806°S 31.07306°E / -24.83806; 31.07306
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceMpumalanga
DistrictEhlanzeni
MunicipalityBushbuckridge
Established1884
Area
 • Total1.80 km2 (0.69 sq mi)
Population
(2011)[1]
 • Total2,109
 • Density1,200/km2 (3,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African96.9%
 • Coloured0.2%
 • Indian/Asian1.8%
 • Other1.0%
First languages (2011)
 • Northern Sotho32.4%
 • Tsonga22.4%
 • Sotho19.4%
 • Swazi9.0%
 • Other16.7%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
1280
PO box
1280
Area code013

Bushbuckridge (Afrikaans: Bosbokrand) 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. ^ a b c d e "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.