A street in Hectorspruit
|• Total||10.26 km2 (3.96 sq mi)|
|• Density||300/km2 (780/sq mi)|
|Racial makeup (2011)|
|• Black African||77.9%|
|First languages (2011)|
Hectorspruit (also Emjejane) is a small farming town situated between Kaapmuiden and Komatipoort on a southern tributary of the Crocodile River in Mpumalanga, South Africa. The farms in the region produce sugarcane, subtropical fruit and vegetables. The town and stream is named after a dog belonging to S de Kock, chief surveyor of the Pretoria - Delagoa Bay railway line.
Hamlet some 30 km west of Komatipoort and 80 km north-east of Pigg's Peak. Named after a tributary of the Crocodile River, the Hectorspruit, which is said to take its name from a hunting-dog which died there from a tsetse fly bite.
- "Main Place Hectorspruit". Census 2011.
- "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 202.
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