Hertzogville

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Hertzogville
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Hertzogville
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Hertzogville
Coordinates: 28°08′S25°30′E / 28.133°S 25.500°E / -28.133; 25.500 Coordinates: 28°08′S25°30′E / 28.133°S 25.500°E / -28.133; 25.500
Country South Africa
Province Free State
District Lejweleputswa
Municipality Tokologo
Named for J.B.M. Hertzog
Area
[1]
  Total22.4 km2 (8.6 sq mi)
Population
(2011) [1]
  Total9,423
  Density420/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
[1]
   Black African 93.5%
   Coloured 2.0%
   Indian/Asian 0.6%
   White 3.5%
  Other0.4%
First languages (2011)
[1]
   Tswana 62.8%
   Xhosa 15.0%
   Sotho 10.7%
   Afrikaans 6.5%
  Other5.0%
Time zone UTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
9482
PO box
9482
Area code 053

Hertzogville is a small cattle and sheep farming town in the Free State province of South Africa. It is named after South Africa's longest-serving prime minister James Barry Munnik Hertzog.

Cattle domesticated form of Aurochs

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Sheep Domesticated ruminant bred for meat, wool and milk

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South Africa Republic in the southernmost part of Africa

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Hertzogville lies about an hour and half from three main cities, Bloemfontein, Kimberley and Welkom. The town was established in 1915 on the Donkerfontein Farm, and acquired municipal status in 1924. Hertzogville is a small farming community that mainly speaks Afrikaans. Other languages that are spoken are Sotho and Tswana and some Xhosa. The town lies in the heart of the "bread basket" of the country, in the Orange Free State, and very near to the centre of South Africa. Farming is the main industry and accounts for most of the income of the district. Maize, wheat and groundnuts are the principal crops. Sheep and cattle farming are also important.

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An agricultural show is staged annually in March/April with many farm animals and farming equipment on display. There are also many local recreational activities like quad biking, horse riding, hunting, games for children and a dance on one evening, usually with popular singers of South Africa.

Agricultural show public event exhibiting the equipment, animals, sports and recreation associated with agriculture and animal husbandry

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 Sum of the Main Places Malebogo and Hertzogville from Census 2011.