Gravelotte, Limpopo

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Gravelotte
Gravelotte is located in Limpopo
Gravelotte
Gravelotte
Gravelotte is located in South Africa
Gravelotte
Gravelotte
Gravelotte is located in Africa
Gravelotte
Gravelotte
 Gravelotte shown within Limpopo
Coordinates: 23°57′S 30°37′E / 23.950°S 30.617°E / -23.950; 30.617Coordinates: 23°57′S 30°37′E / 23.950°S 30.617°E / -23.950; 30.617
Country South Africa
Province Limpopo
District Mopani
Municipality Ba-Phalaborwa
Area[1]
 • Total 1.98 km2 (0.76 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 1,098
 • Density 550/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 94.6%
 • Coloured 0.2%
 • White 5.2%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Tsonga 55.2%
 • Northern Sotho 23.5%
 • Sotho 12.0%
 • Afrikaans 5.2%
 • Other 4.1%
Postal code (street) 0895
PO box 0895
Area code 015

Gravelotte is a small town situated in the east of the Limpopo province of South Africa.

Mining centre 10 km north-east of Leydsdorp and 52 km north-west of Hoedspruit. It was established in 1916 and named after the farm owned by a Prussian missionary who had fought in the European Battle of Gravelotte (1870–71).[2]

Transport[edit]

Gravelotte is located on the R71 route, and Gravelotte railway station connects the town to Mica, Hoedspruit, Acornhoek and Kaapmuiden to the south, and connects to Tzaneen, Duiwelskloof and Soekmekaar to the north.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Gravelotte". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ Raper, Peter E. (1987). Dictionary of Southern African Place Names. Internet Archive. p. 187. Retrieved 28 August 2013.