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|• Total||19.0 km2 (7.3 sq mi)|
|• Density||930/km2 (2,400/sq mi)|
|Racial makeup (2011)|
|• Black African||95.7%|
|First languages (2011)|
|• Sign language||1.8%|
|Postal code (street)||9735|
Clocolan, established in 1906, is a small town in the Free State province of South Africa. The Basotho called the place Hlohlolwane (Hlohla-o-lwane, "get up and fight"). New inhabitants mispronounced the name and called it Clocolan.
Town west of Prynn’s Berg, and some 166km north-east of Bloemfontein. Laid out on the farms Harold and Rienzi in 1906, it became a municipality in 1910. The name is of Sotho origin, said to be derived from hlohloloane, ‘bump and fight’, from an incident in which the bumping over of a basket filled with wheat led to a fight; or ‘pressed in the mountains’.
- Sum of the Main Places Hlohlolwane and Clocolan from Census 2011.
- "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 118.