Riebeeckstad
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Riebeeckstad
Riebeeckstad
A shopping centre in Riebeeckstad
A shopping centre in Riebeeckstad
Riebeeckstad is located in Free State (South African province)
Riebeeckstad
Riebeeckstad
Riebeeckstad is located in South Africa
Riebeeckstad
Riebeeckstad
Coordinates: 27°55?08?S 26°49?08?E / 27.918777°S 26.818777°E / -27.918777; 26.818777Coordinates: 27°55?08?S 26°49?08?E / 27.918777°S 26.818777°E / -27.918777; 26.818777
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceFree State
DistrictLejweleputswa
MunicipalityMatjhabeng
Government
 o TypePart of Municipality
 o MayorSebenzile Ngangelizwe (ANC)
Area
 o Total13.22 km2 (5.10 sq mi)
Population
(2011)[1]
 o Total11,268
 o Density850/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 o Black African49.2%
 o Coloured1.8%
 o Indian/Asian0.3%
 o White48.4%
 o Other0.4%
First languages (2011)
 o Afrikaans48.3%
 o Sotho32.4%
 o English8.6%
 o Xhosa4.0%
 o Other6.7%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
9459
PO box
9469
Area code057
Painting of Jan van Riebeeck by E.C. Godée Molsbergen.

Riebeeckstad is a suburb 5 km east of the city of Welkom located in the Lejweleputswa District Municipality of the Free State province of South Africa.

It is named after Jan van Riebeeck and was established as an upper-class[] suburb, void of mine shafts, for people working in Welkom or on the Free State goldfields. The suburb is the largest in the city of Welkom and has a significant white population. Afrikaans is most spoken language in the suburb followed by Sesotho and English. The suburb is located few kilometres from the Central University of Technology in Welkom.

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Riebeeckstad". Census 2011.

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