Soutpan

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Soutpan
Coordinates: 28°44′46″S26°04′19″E / 28.746°S 26.072°E / -28.746; 26.072 Coordinates: 28°44′46″S26°04′19″E / 28.746°S 26.072°E / -28.746; 26.072
Country South Africa
Province Free State
District Lejweleputswa
Municipality Masilonyana
Main Place Masilonyana NU
Area
[1]
  Total44.79 km2 (17.29 sq mi)
Population
(2011) [1]
  Total186
  Density4.2/km2 (11/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
[1]
   Black African 29.7%
   White 70.3%
First languages (2011)
[1]
   Afrikaans 80.0%
   Sotho 8.1%
   Tswana 7.0%
   English 4.9%
Time zone UTC+2 (SAST)
PO box
9356
Area code 051

Soutpan is a town in Lejweleputswa District Municipality in the Free State province of South Africa.

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 "Sub Place Soutpan". Census 2011.
  2. "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 411.