Groblersdal

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Groblersdal
Town limit sign
Town limit sign
Groblersdal is located in Limpopo
Groblersdal
Groblersdal
Groblersdal is located in South Africa
Groblersdal
Groblersdal
Coordinates: 25°09′S 29°23′E / 25.150°S 29.383°E / -25.150; 29.383Coordinates: 25°09′S 29°23′E / 25.150°S 29.383°E / -25.150; 29.383
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceLimpopo
DistrictSekhukhune
MunicipalityElias Motsoaledi
Area
 • Total5.79 km2 (2.24 sq mi)
Elevation
920 m (3,020 ft)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total4,329
 • Density750/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African47.3%
 • Coloured0.8%
 • Indian/Asian3.6%
 • White47.6%
 • Other0.7%
First languages (2011)
 • Afrikaans50.1%
 • Northern Sotho25.3%
 • English7.0%
 • Zulu3.5%
 • Other14.2%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
0470
PO box
0470
Area code013
Websitehttps://www.limpopo-info.co.za/provinces/town/667/groblersdal

Groblersdal is a farming town situated 32 km north of the 178 million m³ Loskop Dam in the Sekhukhune District of Limpopo.

The town is South Africa's second largest irrigation settlement. The main crops in this man-made floodplain are cotton, tobacco, citrus fruit, table grapes, maize, wheat, vegetables, sunflower seeds, peanuts, lucerne and peaches, although not in order of importance as some previously leading crops e.g. tobacco, have made way for others such as grapes.

Groblersdal was laid out on the farm "Klipbank" taking advantage of the Loskop Dam, and named after the original owner WJ Grobler.

Notable people from Groblersdal include Roma Blecher, noted philanthropist and Shakespeare scholar, and South African Test bowler Duanne Olivier (born 1992).

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References[edit]

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

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