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Hendrina

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Hendrina
Hendrina
Hendrina
Hendrina
Hendrina
Coordinates: 26°9′S 29°43′E / 26.150°S 29.717°E / -26.150; 29.717Coordinates: 26°9′S 29°43′E / 26.150°S 29.717°E / -26.150; 29.717
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceMpumalanga
DistrictNkangala
MunicipalitySteve Tshwete
Area
 • Total6.28 km2 (2.42 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total2,359
 • Density380/km2 (970/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African29.2%
 • Coloured1.5%
 • Indian/Asian1.8%
 • White66.1%
 • Other1.4%
First languages (2011)
 • Afrikaans69.0%
 • Zulu11.2%
 • English5.8%
 • Swazi2.4%
 • Other11.6%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
1095
PO box
1095
Area code013

Hendrina is a town in Nkangala District Municipality, in the Mpumalanga province of South Africa, between Johannesburg and Kruger National Park. The town is 5.3 km (3.3 mi) northwest of Ermelo, 40 km (24.8 mi) southwest of Carolina, and 53 km (32.9 mi) southeast of Middelburg.

History

Hendrina was established in 1914 on Garsfontein Farm and named after Hendrina Beukes, wife of Gert Beukes, who first owned the farm. It was administered by a health committee and village council from 1919 to 1926.[2]

Economy

Hendrina's main economic activities are coal mining and diversified farming (of beans, potatoes, and maize). It is the location of two of the largest power stations operated by South African public utility company Eskom: Arnot Power Station and Hendrina Power Station.

Sources

  • Erasmus, B.P.J. (1995). Op Pad in Suid-Afrika. New York: Jonathan Ball Publishers. ISBN 1-86842-026-4.
  • Rosenthal, Eric (1967). Ensiklopedie van Suidelike Afrika. Cape Town/Johannesburg: Juta.
  • http://www.mpumalanga.com/places-to-go/grass-wetlands/hendrina

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Hendrina". Census 2011.
  2. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 203.
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