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Encyclopedia > Free State Province
Free State
Location of Free State
Capital Bloemfontein
Largest city Bloemfontein
Area
 - Total
Ranked 3rd
129,480 km²
Premier Beatrice Marshoff
(ANC)
Population
  - 2001
  - 1996
  - Density
Ranked 8th
2,706,776
2,633,504
21/km² (2001)
Languages Sotho (62%)
Afrikaans (14%)
isiXhosa (9.5%)
Races Black (88.0%)
White (8.8%)
Coloured (3.1%)
Asian (0.1%)

Free State is a province of South Africa, deriving from the old Orange Free State. Its capital is Bloemfontein which is also South Africa's judical capital. In 9 June 1995 was changed from Orange Free State to Free State. The current borders date from 1994 when the Bantustans were abolished and included into the provinces of South Africa. Image File history File links province of South Africa File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... In politics a capital (also called capital city or political capital — although the latter phrase has an alternative meaning based on an alternative meaning of capital) is the principal city or town associated with its government. ... Bloemfontein (Afrikaans for fountain of flowers) is one of South Africas three capital cities, along with Pretoria and Cape Town. ... Bloemfontein (Afrikaans for fountain of flowers) is one of South Africas three capital cities, along with Pretoria and Cape Town. ... This article explains the meaning of area as a physical quantity. ... This is a list of South African provinces by area. ... To help compare orders of magnitude of different geographical regions, we list here areas between 10,000 km² and 100,000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... The African National Congress (ANC) is a center-left political party, and has been South Africas governing party (in a coalition) since the establishment of majority rule in May 1994. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey 2001 2001 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1996 is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Population density can be used as a measurement of any tangible item. ... This is a list of South African provinces by population, based on data from the 2001 census. ... Sesotho is a language spoken in southern Africa. ... Afrikaans is a West Germanic language mainly spoken in South Africa and Namibia. ... Xhosa is a language of South Africa. ... A race is a population of humans distinguished in some way from other humans. ... Black is a color with several subtle differences in meaning. ... Caucasian is originally a geographical term, meaning relative or pertaining to the Caucasus region of Eastern Europe and West Asia. ... In the South African context, the term Coloured refers to various people of mixed Bantu, Khoisan, and European descent (with some Malay or Indian ancestry, especially in the Western Cape) together with some racially pure Khoisans. ... The term Asian can refer to something or someone from Asia. ... Flag of the Orange Free State The Orange Free State (Afrikaans: Oranje Vrystaat) was the historical precursor to the present day Free State province of the Republic of South Africa. ... Bloemfontein (Afrikaans for fountain of flowers) is one of South Africas three capital cities, along with Pretoria and Cape Town. ... June 9 is the 160th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (161st in leap years), with 205 days remaining. ... 1995 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1994 was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... Bantustan refers to any of the territories designated as tribal homelands for black South Africans during the Apartheid era. ... South Africa is divided into nine provinces. ...


It is situated on flat boundless plains in the heart of South Africa. The soil is rich and the climate good allowing a thriving agricultural industry. It is known locally as South Africa's bread basket, with more than 30,000 farms that produce over 70% of South Africa's grain consumption. It also has some of the most productive gold and diamond mines in the world. General Name, Symbol, Number gold, Au, 79 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11, 6, d Appearance metallic yellow Atomic mass 196. ... A scattering of round-brilliant cut diamonds shows off the many reflecting facets. ...


See also


Flag of the Orange Free State The Orange Free State (Afrikaans: Oranje Vrystaat) was the historical precursor to the present day Free State province of the Republic of South Africa. ...

Provinces of South Africa Flag of South Africa
Eastern Cape | Free State | Gauteng | KwaZulu-Natal | Limpopo | Mpumalanga | Northern Cape | North West | Western Cape

 
 

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