Edenville, Free State

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Dutch Reformed Church in Edenville
Dutch Reformed Church in Edenville
Edenville is located in Free State (South African province)
Edenville is located in South Africa
Edenville is located in Africa
 Edenville shown within Free State
Coordinates: 27°33′S 27°40′E / 27.550°S 27.667°E / -27.550; 27.667Coordinates: 27°33′S 27°40′E / 27.550°S 27.667°E / -27.550; 27.667
Country South Africa
Province Free State
District Fezile Dabi
Municipality Ngwathe
Established 1912
 • Total 7.3 km2 (2.8 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 6,294
 • Density 860/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 94.7%
 • Coloured 0.9%
 • Indian/Asian 0.2%
 • White 4.0%
 • Other 0.2%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Sotho 88.0%
 • Afrikaans 4.7%
 • Zulu 3.2%
 • Sign language 1.0%
 • Other 3.1%
Postal code (street) 9535
PO box 9535

Edenville is a small farming town situated in the northern Free State province of South Africa.

The town is situated 48 km north-east of Kroonstad and 50 km south-west of Heilbron. It was established on the farms Erfdeel-Noord, Langland and Welgelegen in 1912, and attained municipal status in 1921. The name is assumed to refer to the biblical Garden of Eden, but this is uncertain.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d Sum of the Main Places Ngwathe and Edenville from Census 2011.
  2. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 151. 

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