Agincourt, Mpumalanga

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Agincourt

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Agincourt
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Agincourt
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
Area
[1]
  Total8.50 km2 (3.28 sq mi)
Population
(2011) [1]
  Total5,157
  Density610/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
[1]
   Black African 99.7%
   Coloured 0.2%
  Other0.1%
First languages (2011)
[1]
   Tsonga 97.4%
  Other2.6%
Time zone UTC+2 (SAST)
PO box
1368

Agincourt or Matsavana is a town in Bushbuckridge Local Municipality in the Mpumalanga province of South Africa.

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 "Main Place Agincourt". Census 2011.

https://www.agincourt.co.za/ – The website of the MRC/Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit