Oranjeville

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Oranjeville
Oranjeville is located in Free State (South African province)
Oranjeville
Oranjeville
Oranjeville is located in South Africa
Oranjeville
Oranjeville
Oranjeville is located in Africa
Oranjeville
Oranjeville
 Oranjeville shown within Free State
Coordinates: 26°59′S 28°12′E / 26.983°S 28.200°E / -26.983; 28.200Coordinates: 26°59′S 28°12′E / 26.983°S 28.200°E / -26.983; 28.200
Country South Africa
Province Free State
District Fezile Dabi
Municipality Metsimaholo
Area[1]
 • Total 8.57 km2 (3.31 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 5,166
 • Density 600/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 93.1%
 • Coloured 0.3%
 • Indian/Asian 0.3%
 • White 6.1%
 • Other 0.3%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Sotho 72.4%
 • Zulu 8.0%
 • Xhosa 7.7%
 • Afrikaans 7.1%
 • Other 4.8%
Postal code (street) 1995
PO box 1995
Area code 016

Oranjeville is a small town situated on the banks of the Wilge River in the Free State province of South Africa.

The town is on the southern bank of the Vaal Dam, 14 kilometres (9 mi) south-east of Deneysville and 46 kilometres (29 mi) north-east of Heilbron. It takes its name from the Orange Free State, Oranje-Vrystaat in Afrikaans.[2]

It was established as a stop-over for wagoners travelling between Heilbron, Frankfort and Vereeniging. It was named after the Prince of Orange of the Netherlands. The main road passing though the town is the R716 road, called Malan Street in Oranjeville.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Oranjeville". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 353.