Agincourt, Mpumalanga

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Coordinates: 24°49′30″S31°13′55″E / 24.825°S 31.232°E / -24.825; 31.232 Coordinates: 24°49′30″S31°13′55″E / 24.825°S 31.232°E / -24.825; 31.232
Country South Africa
Province Mpumalanga
District Ehlanzeni
Municipality Bushbuckridge
  Total8.50 km2 (3.28 sq mi)
(2011) [1]
  Density610/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
   Black African 99.7%
   Coloured 0.2%
First languages (2011)
   Tsonga 97.4%
Time zone UTC+2 (SAST)
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Agincourt or Matsavana is a town in Bushbuckridge Local Municipality in the Mpumalanga province of South Africa.

Bushbuckridge Local Municipality Local municipality in Mpumalanga, South Africa

Bushbuckridge Local Municipality is a third-level administrative division in the Ehlanzeni District of Mpumalanga in South Africa. Tobacco, cotton and vegetables are farmed in the municipality's countryside. The municipality includes part of Kruger National Park. Bushbuckridge is the biggest local municipality in Mpumalanga, in terms of land mass and by population.

Mpumalanga Province of South Africa

Mpumalanga is a province of South Africa. The name means "east", or literally "the place where the sun rises" in the Swazi, Xhosa, Ndebele and Zulu languages. Mpumalanga lies in eastern South Africa, bordering Swaziland and Mozambique. It constitutes 6.5% of South Africa's land area. It shares borders with the South African provinces of Limpopo to the north, Gauteng to the west, the Free State to the southwest, and KwaZulu-Natal to the south. The capital is Mbombela (Nelspruit).

South Africa Republic in the southernmost part of Africa

South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa (RSA), is the southernmost country in Africa. It is bounded to the south by 2,798 kilometres (1,739 mi) of coastline of Southern Africa stretching along the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans; to the north by the neighbouring countries of Namibia, Botswana, and Zimbabwe; and to the east and northeast by Mozambique and Eswatini (Swaziland); and it surrounds the enclaved country of Lesotho. South Africa is the largest country in Southern Africa and the 25th-largest country in the world by land area and, with over 57 million people, is the world's 24th-most populous nation. It is the southernmost country on the mainland of the Old World or the Eastern Hemisphere. About 80 percent of South Africans are of Sub-Saharan African ancestry, divided among a variety of ethnic groups speaking different African languages, nine of which have official status. The remaining population consists of Africa's largest communities of European (White), Asian (Indian), and multiracial (Coloured) ancestry.

Agincourt lies 100km north of the border with Swaziland and 90 km east of the border with Mozambique.

To the west of Agincourt lies the Kruger National Park. The MRC/Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit is based in Agincourt.

Kruger National Park First national park in South Africa

Kruger National Park is one of the largest game reserves in Africa. It covers an area of 19,485 square kilometres (7,523 sq mi) in the provinces of Limpopo and Mpumalanga in northeastern South Africa, and extends 360 kilometres (220 mi) from north to south and 65 kilometres (40 mi) from east to west. The administrative headquarters are in Skukuza. Areas of the park were first protected by the government of the South African Republic in 1898, and it became South Africa's first national park in 1926.

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  1. 1 2 3 4 "Main Place Agincourt". Census 2011. – The website of the MRC/Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit