Chrissiesmeer

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This article is about the South African town. For eponymous lake, see Lake Chrissie.
Lake Chrissie
Lake Chrissie is located in Mpumalanga
Lake Chrissie
Lake Chrissie
Lake Chrissie is located in South Africa
Lake Chrissie
Lake Chrissie
Lake Chrissie is located in Africa
Lake Chrissie
Lake Chrissie
 Lake Chrissie shown within Mpumalanga
Coordinates: 26°16′41″S 30°12′47″E / 26.278°S 30.213°E / -26.278; 30.213Coordinates: 26°16′41″S 30°12′47″E / 26.278°S 30.213°E / -26.278; 30.213
Country South Africa
Province Mpumalanga
District Gert Sibande
Municipality Msukaligwa
Established 1860
 • Councillor (ANC)
Area[1]
 • Total 3.25 km2 (1.25 sq mi)
Elevation 1,720 m (5,640 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 4,012
 • Density 1,200/km2 (3,200/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 94.0%
 • Coloured 0.1%
 • Indian/Asian 0.7%
 • White 5.2%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Zulu 62.4%
 • Swazi 26.5%
 • Afrikaans 4.5%
 • English 2.4%
 • Other 4.2%
Area code 017

Chrissiesmeer (Lake Chrissie) is a small town situated in Msukaligwa Local Municipality, in a wetland area of Mpumalanga province in South Africa, on the northern banks of the eponymous Lake Chrissie.

The San inhabited this area along with the Tlou-tle people who lived on rafts in the larger lakes. In total there are more than 270 lakes in the immediate area (located not far from Carolina). Every year nearly 20,000 flamingo come into the area to breed.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Lake Chrissie". Census 2011.