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Limpopo
Image:Limpopo coa.png
Area 123,900 km²
Population (2001) 5,273,637
Languages Sepedi, Venda, Tsonga
Races Black (97.3%)
White (2.4%)
Coloured (0.2%)
Asian (0.1%)
Capital Polokwane
Premier
(List)
Sello Moloto
(ANC)
Location of Limpopo Province
"Northern Transvaal" redirects here, see Blue Bulls for the rugby union team.
This article is about the province in South Africa. For the river with the same name, see Limpopo River

Limpopo is the northernmost province of South Africa. The capital is Polokwane (formerly Pietersburg). The province was formed from the northern region of the Transvaal province in 1994, and initially named Northern Transvaal. The following year, it was renamed Northern Province, which remained the name until 11 June 2003, when the name of the province was formally changed to the name of its most important river, on the border with Zimbabwe, after deliberation by the provincial government. Another notable consideration for the name was Mapungubwe, the area where the most ancient gold-using civilisation of the province was discovered a few years earlier. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... To help compare orders of magnitude of different geographical regions we list here surface areas between 100,000 km² and 1,000,000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article needs cleanup. ... Venda, also known as Tshivenda, or Luvenda, is a Bantu language. ... The Tsonga or Xitsonga language is spoken in southern Africa by the Tsonga people, also known as the Shangaan. ... Look up black in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... In the South African and Namibian context, the term Coloured (also known as Bruinmense, Kleurlinge or Bruine Afrikaners) refers to a rather heterogeneous group of people of mixed Khoisan, white European descent, Malay, Malagasy, Black (Bantu), and South Indian ancestry, especially in the Western Cape. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... ŃPolokwane (previously known as Pietersburg) is the capital of Limpopo Province (the province with the greatest increase in growth rate for 2003) in South Africa. ... The following table presents a listing of Premiers of South African provinces. ... This is a list of Premiers of Limpopo Province: See also South Africa Politics of South Africa List of Premiers of South African provinces Category: ... For political parties with similar names in other countries, see Northern Rhodesian African National Congress and Zambian African National Congress. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 578 pixel Image in higher resolution (1146 × 828 pixel, file size: 20 KB, MIME type: image/png) // File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Limpopo Template:Limpopo... The Blue Bulls, for sponsorship reasons named Vodacom Blue Bulls, or more popularly by the clubs Afrikaans name Die Blou Bulle, are a South African rugby union team that participates in the annual Currie Cup tournament. ... A rugby union scrum. ... Course and Watershed of the Limpopo River The Limpopo River rises in the interior of Africa, and flows generally eastwards towards the Indian Ocean. ... A map of the nine provinces of South Africa South Africa is currently divided into nine provinces. ... ŃPolokwane (previously known as Pietersburg) is the capital of Limpopo Province (the province with the greatest increase in growth rate for 2003) in South Africa. ... Flag of Transvaal For the Russian theme park, see Transvaal Park. ... June 11 is the 162nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (163rd in leap years), with 203 days remaining. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Geographical renaming is the act of changing the name of a geographical feature or area. ... Course and Watershed of the Limpopo River The Limpopo River rises in the interior of Africa, and flows generally eastwards towards the Indian Ocean. ... Mapungubwe was a city in southern Africa, flourishing from AD 1000 to AD 1300, that marked the center of a pre-Shona kingdom. ... GOLD refers to one of the following: GOLD (IEEE) is an IEEE program designed to garner more student members at the university level (Graduates of the Last Decade). ...


97.3% of the population is Black, 2.4% is White, 0.2% is Coloured, and 0.1% is Indian/Asian. The most common spoken languages are Tsonga, Northern Sotho (Sepedi), Venda and Afrikaans. Look up black in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... In the South African and Namibian context, the term Coloured (also known as Bruinmense, Kleurlinge or Bruine Afrikaners) refers to a rather heterogeneous group of people of mixed Khoisan, white European descent, Malay, Malagasy, Black (Bantu), and South Indian ancestry, especially in the Western Cape. ... World map showing the location of Asia. ... The Tsonga or Xitsonga language is spoken in southern Africa by the Tsonga people, also known as the Shangaan. ... Northern Sotho, Sepedi, or Sesotho sa Leboa, is one of the official languages of South Africa, and is spoken by 4,208,980 people (2001 Census Data), mostly in the provinces of Gauteng, Limpopo Province and Mpumalanga. ... This article needs cleanup. ... Venda, also known as Tshivenda, or Luvenda, is a Bantu language. ... Look up Wiktionary:Swadesh lists for Afrikaans and Dutch in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

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Population

The population of Limpopo consists of several ethnic groups distinguished by culture, language and race.you like big penis The Northern Sotho (Sepedi) make up the largest number, being nearly 57%. The Tsonga (Shangaan) speakers comprise 23% while the Venda make up 12%. Afrikaans speakers make up 2.6% while English-speaking whites are less than half a per cent. Within the borders of the province are the four previous administrations which were created during the apartheid era: Lebowa, Gazankulu, Venda and Transvaal Administration Anglo-Africans are primarily associated with Southern Africa and British ancestry. ... A segregated beach in South Africa, 1982. ...


Geography

Limpopo Province shares international borders with districts and provinces of three countries: Botswana's Central and Kgatleng districts to the west and north-west respectively, Zimbabwe's Matabeleland South and Masvingo provinces to the north and northeast respectively, and Mozambique's Gaza Province to the east. The province is the link between South Africa and countries further afield in sub-Saharan Africa. On its southern flank from east to west, the province shares borders with Mpumalanga, Gauteng, and North West. Its border with Gauteng includes that province's Johannesburg-Pretoria axis, the most industrious metropole on the continent. Thus the province is placed at the centre of regional, national, and international developing markets. Central is one of the districts of Botswana. ... Kgatleng is one of the districts of Botswana. ... Categories: Africa geography stubs | Provinces of Zimbabwe ... Masvingo is a province of Zimbabwe. ... Gaza is a province of Mozambique. ... Mpumalanga, (name changed from Eastern Transvaal on 24 August 1995), is a province in South Africa. ... Categories: South Africa stubs | Provinces of South Africa | Gauteng Province ... North West is a province of South Africa. ...


The province has excellent road, rail, and air links. The N1 route from Johannesburg, which extends the length of the province, is the busiest overland route in Africa in terms of cross-border trade in raw materials and beneficiated goods. The port of Durban, Africa’s busiest, is served directly by the province, as are the ports of Richard's Bay and Maputo. The Gateway International Airport is situated in Polokwane, the capital of the province. Durban (Zulu: eThekwini (IPA: ) is the second most populous city in South Africa, forming part of the eThekwini metropolitan municipality. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Map of Mozambique with Maputo highlighted Maputo is the capital of Mozambique. ...

Map showing predominant home languages in the province.
Map showing predominant home languages in the province.

The province contains much of the Waterberg Biosphere, a UNESCO designated Biosphere Reserve. The Waterberg Biosphere, a massif of approximately 15,000 square kilometers, is the first region in the northern part of South Africa to be named as a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO. The massif was shaped by hundreds of millions of years of riverine erosion to yield diverse bluff and butte landform.[1] The Waterberg ecosystem can be characterised as a dry deciduous forest or Bushveld. Within the Waterberg there are archaeological finds dating to the Stone Age, and nearby are early evolutionary finds related to the origin of humans. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 566 pixel Image in higher resolution (943 × 667 pixel, file size: 133 KB, MIME type: image/gif) All Stats SA products are protected by copyright. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 566 pixel Image in higher resolution (943 × 667 pixel, file size: 133 KB, MIME type: image/gif) All Stats SA products are protected by copyright. ... Geographical distribution of South African languages. ... River gorge in the Lapalala Wilderness, Waterberg, South Africa, showing horizontal sandstone layering. ... UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) is a specialized agency of the United Nations established in 1945. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... In geology, a massif is a section of a planets crust that is demarcated by faults or flexures. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) is a specialized agency of the United Nations established in 1945. ... Butte near Sedona, Arizona A butte is an isolated hill with steep sides and a small flat top. ... A landform comprises a geomorphological unit. ... The tropical and subtropical dry broadleaf forest biome is located at tropical and subtropical latitudes. ... The Bushveld is a geographic region of South Africa that encompasses most of Limpopo Province and part of the North West Province. ... Archaeology or sometimes in American English archeology (from the Greek words αρχαίος = ancient and λόγος = word/speech) is the study of human cultures through the recovery, documentation and analysis of material remains, including architecture, artefacts, biofacts, human remains, and landscapes. ... Stone Age fishing hook. ... This article is about biological evolution. ... Trinomial name Homo sapiens sapiens Linnaeus, 1758 Humans, or human beings, are bipedal primates belonging to the mammalian species Homo sapiens (Latin: wise man or knowing man) under the family Hominidae (the great apes). ...


Municipalities

Limpopo Province is divided into five municipal districts, subdivided in 24 local municipalities:

A map of South Africa showing Capricorn (within Limpopo province) Capricorn is one of the 6 districts of Limpopo province of South Africa. ... A map of South Africa showing Mopani (within Limpopo province) Mopani is one of the 6 districts of Limpopo province of South Africa. ... A map of South Africa showing Sekhukhune (within Limpopo province) Sekhukhune is one of the 6 districts of Limpopo province of South Africa. ... A map of South Africa showing Vhembe (within Limpopo province) Vhembe is one of the 6 districts of Limpopo province of South Africa. ... A map of South Africa showing Waterberg (within Limpopo province) Waterberg is one of the 5 districts of Limpopo province of South Africa. ...

See also

This is a list of cities and towns in the Limpopo Province of South Africa. ... Course and Watershed of the Limpopo River The Limpopo River rises in the interior of Africa, and flows generally eastwards towards the Indian Ocean. ...

Other Facts

Limpopo was prominently featured in Practice Problem 2 for Future Problem Solving Program, for the 2005-2006 season. The topic for this problem was Freedom of Speech.


Line note references

  1. ^ C.Michael Hogan, Mark L. Cooke and Helen Murray, The Waterberg Biosphere, Lumina Technologies, May 22, 2006. [1]

External links

  • Limpopo Provincial Government homepage
  • Limpopo Tourism

Template:Limpopo province

Coordinates: 24°00′S, 29°30′E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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