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Trompsburg town hall
Trompsburg town hall
Trompsburg is located in Free State (South African province)
 Trompsburg shown within Free State
Trompsburg is located in South Africa
Trompsburg (South Africa)
Trompsburg is located in Africa
Trompsburg (Africa)
Coordinates: 30°1′S 25°46′E / 30.017°S 25.767°E / -30.017; 25.767Coordinates: 30°1′S 25°46′E / 30.017°S 25.767°E / -30.017; 25.767
Country South Africa
Province Free State
District Xhariep
Municipality Kopanong
Established 1891
 • Type Municipality
 • Mayor Xolile Mathwa [1] (ANC)
 • Total 16.2 km2 (6.3 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 5,338
 • Density 330/km2 (850/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 70.2%
 • Coloured 22.1%
 • Indian/Asian 0.5%
 • White 6.6%
 • Other 0.6%
First languages (2011)[2]
 • Sotho 41.3%
 • Afrikaans 35.7%
 • Xhosa 15.7%
 • English 1.8%
 • Other 5.5%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Postal code (street) 9913
PO box 9913
Area code 051

Trompsburg is a small agricultural town in the Free State province of South Africa off the N1 highway, the major road connection between Johannesburg and Cape Town.


The town is 122 km south-west of Bloemfontein and 56 km north-east of Philippolis. It was laid out in 1891 on the farm Middelwater and attained municipal status in 1902. Named after the owners of the farm, Jan and Bastiaan Tromp.[3]:352 It was at first called Jagersfontein Road, then Hamilton, in honour of Sir Hamilton John Goold-Adams (1858–1920), Lieutenant-Governor of the Orange River Colony from 1901 to 1910.[4]


  1. ^ Free State
  2. ^ a b c d Sum of the Main Places Madikgetla and Trompsburg from Census 2011.
  3. ^ Conolly, Denis (1975). The Tourist in South Africa. Travel-Guide (PTY) LTD. ASIN B0000E7XZN. 
  4. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 438.