Van Stadensrus

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Van Stadensrus
Thapelong
Van Stadensrus is located in Free State (South African province)
Van Stadensrus
Van Stadensrus
Van Stadensrus is located in South Africa
Van Stadensrus
Van Stadensrus
Van Stadensrus is located in Africa
Van Stadensrus
Van Stadensrus
 Van Stadensrus shown within Free State
Coordinates: 29°58′59″S 27°00′58″E / 29.983°S 27.016°E / -29.983; 27.016Coordinates: 29°58′59″S 27°00′58″E / 29.983°S 27.016°E / -29.983; 27.016
Country South Africa
Province Free State
District Xhariep
Municipality Naledi
Established 1925
Government
 • Type Municipality
 • Mayor Rose Mompati [1] (ANC)
Area[2]
 • Total 7.2 km2 (2.8 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 1,745
 • Density 240/km2 (630/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 96.6%
 • Coloured 0.6%
 • Indian/Asian 0.2%
 • White 2.1%
 • Other 0.5%
First languages (2011)[2]
 • Sotho 85.4%
 • Xhosa 5.6%
 • Afrikaans 4.1%
 • English 1.8%
 • Other 3.2%
Postal code (street) 9945
PO box 9945
Area code 051

Van Stadensrus is a settlement in Naledi Municipality, falling under Xhariep District Municipality in the Free State province of South Africa.

Settlement some 30 km south of Wepener and 35 km north-north-west of Zastron. It was laid out on the farm Mook in 1920 and proclaimed in 1925. Named after its founder, M H van Staden, who purchased the farm in 1908 and built the Egmeni or Egmont Dam nearby.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stadensrus.php?town=Van Stadensrus Free State Tourism.org
  2. ^ a b c d Sum of the Main Places Thapelang and Van Stadensrus from Census 2011.
  3. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 454.