Tweeling

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Tweeling

Mafahlaneng
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Tweeling is located in Free State (South African province)
Tweeling
Tweeling
Tweeling is located in South Africa
Tweeling
Tweeling
Coordinates: 27°33′S 28°31′E / 27.550°S 28.517°E / -27.550; 28.517Coordinates: 27°33′S 28°31′E / 27.550°S 28.517°E / -27.550; 28.517
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceFree State
DistrictFezile Dabi
MunicipalityMafube
Area
 • Total4.6 km2 (1.8 sq mi)
Elevation
1,600 m (5,200 ft)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total6,465
 • Density1,400/km2 (3,600/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African93.9%
 • Coloured1.7%
 • Indian/Asian0.4%
 • White3.8%
 • Other0.1%
First languages (2011)
 • Sotho76.1%
 • Zulu13.8%
 • Afrikaans6.1%
 • Sign language1.5%
 • Other2.6%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
9820
PO box
9820
Area code058

Tweeling (meaning twin in Dutch and Afrikaans) is a small town situated 22 km from Frankfort in the Free State province of South Africa. The adjacent black township is named Mafahlaneng, or "place of twins". This region of the highveld is colloquially known as the Riemland, recalling a time when it was a favoured hunting ground of the early pioneers.

The town was established in 1920 on the two farms Tweelingspruit and Tweelingkop, their names derived from two similar looking hills just outside the town. It is situated just east of the Liebenbergsvlei River which is a conduit for water from the Lesotho Highlands Water Project. Tweeling is home to annual VKB Liebensbergvlei Canoe Marathon

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Sum of the Main Places Mafahlaneng and Tweeling from Census 2011.

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External Links[edit]

[[https://dabulamanzi.co.za/liebenbergsvlei/]]