Marble Hall

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Marble Hall
Marble Hall is located in Limpopo
Marble Hall
Marble Hall
Marble Hall is located in South Africa
Marble Hall
Marble Hall
Marble Hall is located in Africa
Marble Hall
Marble Hall
 Marble Hall shown within Limpopo
Coordinates: 24°58′S 29°18′E / 24.967°S 29.300°E / -24.967; 29.300Coordinates: 24°58′S 29°18′E / 24.967°S 29.300°E / -24.967; 29.300
Country South Africa
Province Limpopo
District Sekhukhune
Municipality Ephraim Mogale
Area[1]
 • Total 16.49 km2 (6.37 sq mi)
Elevation 910 m (2,990 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 2,687
 • Density 160/km2 (420/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 59.1%
 • Coloured 0.7%
 • Indian/Asian 4.6%
 • White 34.5%
 • Other 1.2%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Afrikaans 35.1%
 • Northern Sotho 30.6%
 • English 12.0%
 • Tsonga 4.3%
 • Other 18.0%
Postal code (street) 0450
PO box 0450
Area code 013

Marble Hall is a town in the south of the Limpopo province of South Africa. It was formerly in Mpumalanga province.

Marble Hall is a village 26 km north-west of Groblersdal and 96 km south-south-east of Mokopane. Laid out in 1942 and proclaimed a township in January 1945, it owes its development to the Marble Lime Mine. Its name is said to be an adaptation of ‘marble hole’, where fifteen varieties of marble occur.[2]

History[edit]

While on a hunting expedition from Pretoria, Christoffel Visagie and his family discovered a hole containing marble in 1920. In 1929 the Marble Lime Company came in to work on the deposits and then, in 1942, a town was developed and known as Marmerhol (Afrikaans for Marble Hole). Soon the town's name was changed to Marble Hall.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Marble Hall". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 298. 
  3. ^ www.sa-venues.com