Sibasa

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Sibasa
Coordinates: 22°55′55″S30°28′01″E / 22.932°S 30.467°E / -22.932; 30.467 Coordinates: 22°55′55″S30°28′01″E / 22.932°S 30.467°E / -22.932; 30.467
Country South Africa
Province Limpopo
Municipality Thulamela
  Councillor(ANC)
Area
[1]
  Total3.39 km2 (1.31 sq mi)
Population
 (2001) [1]
  Total4,314
  Density1,300/km2 (3,300/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2001)
[1]
   Black African 100.0%
First languages (2001)
[1]
   Venda 96.2%
   Tsonga 2.0%
  Other1.8%
Time zone UTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
0970
PO box
0970
Area code 015

Sibasa is a town in Limpopo Province, South Africa and the former capital city of the Venda bantustan. When Venda was declared independent in 1979, the capital was moved to Thohoyandou.

Town 72 km north-north-east of Louis Trichardt. It was named after a Venda chief, Tshivhase. [2]

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 "Sub Place Sibasa". Census 2001.
  2. "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 404.