Kaapmuiden

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Kaapmuiden
Kaapmuiden.jpg
Kaapmuiden is located in Mpumalanga
Kaapmuiden
Kaapmuiden
Kaapmuiden is located in South Africa
Kaapmuiden
Kaapmuiden
Coordinates: 25°31′55″S 31°19′59″E / 25.532°S 31.333°E / -25.532; 31.333Coordinates: 25°31′55″S 31°19′59″E / 25.532°S 31.333°E / -25.532; 31.333
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceMpumalanga
DistrictEhlanzeni
MunicipalityNkomazi
Area
 • Total0.18 km2 (0.07 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total270
 • Density1,500/km2 (3,900/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African98.5%
 • Coloured0.7%
 • White0.7%
First languages (2011)
 • Swazi88.5%
 • Other11.5%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
PO box
1295
Area code013

Kaapmuiden (Cape Mouth) is a small farming town situated at the confluence of the Kaap and Crocodile Rivers in Mpumalanga, South Africa. The town lies just off the N4 national highway and is marked by a large abandoned silo visible from the road. The silo has since been repainted to add to tourism appeal. The farms in the region produce sugarcane, subtropical fruit and vegetables. The town began as a junction on the Netherlands-South African Railway Company (NZASM)'s Pretoria - Delagoa Bay railway line.

Recently the town underwent some development due to the Sasol pipeline and construction and upgrading of the national highway. The Nkomazi Tollgate has subsequently been built on the outskirts of the town.

References[edit]

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