Trichardt

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Trichardt
Trichardt is located in Mpumalanga
Trichardt
Trichardt
Trichardt is located in South Africa
Trichardt
Trichardt
Coordinates: 26°28′59″S 29°13′01″E / 26.483°S 29.217°E / -26.483; 29.217Coordinates: 26°28′59″S 29°13′01″E / 26.483°S 29.217°E / -26.483; 29.217
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceMpumalanga
DistrictGert Sibande
MunicipalityGovan Mbeki
Established1906
Area
 • Total25.30 km2 (9.77 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total3,851
 • Density150/km2 (390/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African20.0%
 • Coloured3.1%
 • Indian/Asian14.3%
 • White61.6%
 • Other1.0%
First languages (2011)
 • Afrikaans59.9%
 • English19.9%
 • Zulu7.2%
 • Sotho1.9%
 • Other11.1%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
2300
PO box
2300

Trichardt is a town in Gert Sibande District Municipality in the Mpumalanga province of South Africa. The village 34km west of Bethal and 32km west-south-west of Leandra, next door to Secunda.

History[edit]

It originated as a settlement of the Dutch Reformed Church and was proclaimed in 1906. Named after Carolus Johannes Tregardt (1811-1901), son of the Voortrekker Louis Tregardt. [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Trichardt". Census 2011.
  2. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 435.