Sibasa

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Sibasa
Sibasa is located in Limpopo
Sibasa
Sibasa
Sibasa is located in South Africa
Sibasa
Sibasa
Coordinates: 22°55′55″S 30°28′01″E / 22.932°S 30.467°E / -22.932; 30.467Coordinates: 22°55′55″S 30°28′01″E / 22.932°S 30.467°E / -22.932; 30.467
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceLimpopo
MunicipalityThulamela
 • Councillor(ANC)
Area
 • Total3.39 km2 (1.31 sq mi)
Population
 (2001)[1]
 • Total4,314
 • Density1,300/km2 (3,300/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2001)
 • Black African100.0%
First languages (2001)
 • Venda96.2%
 • Tsonga2.0%
 • Other1.8%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
0970
PO box
0970
Area code015

Sibasa is a town in Limpopo Province, South Africa and the former capital city of the Venda bantustan. When Venda was declared independent in 1979, the capital was moved to Thohoyandou.

Town 72 km north-north-east of Louis Trichardt. It was named after a Venda chief, Tshivhase.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Sibasa". Census 2001.
  2. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 404.