|• Total||3.46 km2 (1.34 sq mi)|
|• Density||110/km2 (270/sq mi)|
|Racial makeup (2011)|
|• Black African||95.9%|
|First languages (2011)|
|• Sign language||4.4%|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (SAST)|
Whites is a settlement in Lejweleputswa District Municipality in the Free State province of South Africa.
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