Orange Free State Province

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Province of the Orange Free State
Provinsie van die Oranje-Vrystaat
Coat of Arms of the Orange Free State.svg
Map of the provinces of South Africa 1976-1994 with the OFS highlighted.svg
 • 1991 2,193,062[1]
 • Origin Orange River Colony
 • Created 31 May 1910
 • Abolished 27 April 1994
 • Succeeded by Free State
Status Province of South Africa
Government Orange Free State Provincial Council
 • HQ Bloemfontein

The Province of the Orange Free State (Afrikaans: Provinsie van die Oranje-Vrystaat), commonly referred to as the Orange Free State Province (Afrikaans: Oranje-Vrystaat Provinsie), was one of the four provinces of South Africa from 1910–1994. After 27 April 1994 it was dissolved following the first multiracial election in South Africa.

Its predecessor was the Orange River Colony.

Its (outside) borders were exactly the same as those of the modern Free State Province; except for the bantustans ("homelands") of QwaQwa and one part of Bophuthatswana, which were contained on land inside of the provincial Orange Free State borders.

Districts in 1991[edit]

Districts of the province and population at the 1991 census.[1]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Census > 1991 > RSA > Variable Description > Person file > District code". Statistics South Africa - Nesstar WebView. Retrieved 18 August 2013. 

Coordinates: 29°07′00″S 26°13′00″E / 29.1167°S 26.2167°E / -29.1167; 26.2167