Van Stadensrus

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Van Stadensrus
Thapelong
Van Stadensrus is located in South Africa
Van Stadensrus
Van Stadensrus
 Van Stadensrus shown within South Africa
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.