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Nelspruit
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Mbombela
Nelspruit is located in Mpumalanga
Nelspruit
Nelspruit
Nelspruit is located in South Africa
Nelspruit
Nelspruit
 Nelspruit shown athin Sooth Africae
Coordinates: 25°27′57″S 30°59′07″E / 25.46583°S 30.98528°E / -25.46583; 30.98528
Kintra Sooth Africae
Province Mpumalanga
District Ehlanzeni
Municipality Mbombela
Area[1]
 • Total 46.47 km2 (17.94 sq mi)
Elevation 689 m (2,260 ft)
Population (2001)[1]
 • Total 21,540
 • Density 460/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2001)[1]
 • Black African 23.6%
 • Coloured 6.8%
 • Indian/Asian 5.5%
 • White 64.1%
First languages (2001)[1]
 • Afrikaans 47.5%
 • English 30.1%
 • Swazi 11.3%
 • Zulu 2.4%
 • Other 8.7%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Postal code 1200
Website www.mbombela.gov.za

Nelspruit (play /ˈnɛlsprt/) – offeecially renamed Mbombela (play /ˈmbɒmbɛlʌ/) – is a ceety o 221,474 fowk (2000) situatit in northeastren Sooth Africae. It is the caipital o the Mpumalanga province (umwhile Eastren Transvaal). Locatit on the Crocodile River, Nelspruit lies aboot 100 kilometres (60 miles) wast o the Mozambique border an 330 kilometres (205 miles) east o Johannesburg. The tounships o Nelspruit are Kanyamazane an Matsulu which are tens o kilometres east o Nelspruit. There are mony orange farms in the aurie aroond Nelspruit. It is a key manufacturin an agricultural hub for northeastren Sooth Africae. Major industries include the cannin o citrus fruit, paper production, furniture manufactur an timbermills. Fertile soils an subtropical climate provide perfect conditions for the growin o citrus an tropical fruits, mainly mango, banana, avocado an Macadamia nuts.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Nelspruit wis foondit in 1905 bi three brithers o the Nel faimily who grazed their cattle aroond the site o Nelspruit durin the winter months. Durin the Boer War, Nelspruit served briefly as the seat o govrenment for the Sooth African Republic (no tae be ramfeeselt wi the Republic o Sooth Africae), an independent Boer republic. The leadership o the Sooth African republic includit Paul Kruger. Nelspruit an the surroondin aurie also contain San airt.

Name chynge[eedit | eedit soorce]

In October 2009, the ceety wis offeecially renamed Mbombela bi the Sooth African govrenment [2][3], the same name as the local municipality o which it is pairt. The ceety wis referred tae as "Nelspruit" for the purposes o the 2010 FIFA Warld Cup, an aw road signs still caw the ceety Nelspruit. Residents hae three years tae adopt Mbombela on signs an billboards.

Transportation[eedit | eedit soorce]

The ceety haes twa airports, Kruger Mpumalanga Internaitional Airport tae the northeast, an the general aviation Nelspruit Airport tae the soothwast. Kruger Mpumalanga is uised for scheduled flichts tae Johannesburg an, less frequently, tae Cape Toun an ither ceeties. It is an aa hame tae the Govrenment Research Institute for Citrus an Subtropical Fruits, an the Lowveld Botanical Gardens. The Nelspruit airport tae the Sooth Wast on the Kaapschehoop road is mainly uised bi private planes an chairter companies. It haes its awn touer but is controlled frae the KMI Airport.

Tourism[eedit | eedit soorce]

Nelspruit is a major stopower point for tourists travellin tae the Kruger Naitional Pairk an tae Mozambique. Tourists frae Mozambique an aa stimulate the economy o the ceety significantly. Mony fowk frae Mozambique an Swaziland travel tae Nelspruit for their monthly grocery shoppin. Nelspruit is hame tae Emnotweni Casino situatit on the wey tae Whiteriver.

Sport[eedit | eedit soorce]

2010 FIFA Warld Cup[eedit | eedit soorce]

A new fitbaa stadium wis built in Nelspruit for the 2010 FIFA Warld Cup. Finisht in November 2009, it wis named Mbombela Stadium an haes a capacity o 45,000. 1.05 billion rand wis spent on the construction o the stadium which hostit fower 2010 FIFA Warld Cup matches.

Media[eedit | eedit soorce]

LiGwalagwala FM is the lairgest SABC awned an fundit radio station in the ceety an the Mpumalanga Province. Mpower Fm, an independent Inglis commercial radio station [1] broadcasts frae Nelspruit tae the province o Mpumalanga, an the local Afrikaans radio station cawed "Radio Laeveld 100.5fm" [2] broadcasts tae the Lowveld aurie an aa frae Nelspruit.

Climate[eedit | eedit soorce]

Nelspruit features a humid subtropical climate wi mild winters an warm simmers. Housomeivver, due tae the altitude, simmers are no quite as hot as ane micht expect. Summers are warm an somewha humid, complete wi precipitation. Winters in the ceety are dry, wi relatively warm temperatures durin the day an chilly temperatures at nicht.

Nelspruit
Climate chart (explanation)
J F M A M J J A S O N D
 
 
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29
19
 
 
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14
 
 
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10
 
 
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Average max. an min. temperatures in °C
Precipitation tots in mm
Source: SAWS[4]
Climate data for Mbombela (Nelspruit)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record heich °C (°F) 40
(104)
39
(102)
38
(100)
36
(97)
35
(95)
32
(90)
32
(90)
35
(95)
38
(100)
40
(104)
38
(100)
38
(100)
40
(104)
Average heich °C (°F) 29
(84)
29
(84)
28
(82)
27
(81)
25
(77)
23
(73)
23
(73)
25
(77)
27
(81)
27
(81)
27
(81)
28
(82)
27
(81)
Average laich °C (°F) 19
(66)
19
(66)
18
(64)
14
(57)
10
(50)
6
(43)
6
(43)
9
(48)
12
(54)
14
(57)
17
(63)
18
(64)
13
(55)
Record laich °C (°F) 11
(52)
11
(52)
10
(50)
5
(41)
2
(36)
−2
(28)
−1
(30)
−1
(30)
2
(36)
5
(41)
10
(50)
10
(50)
−2
(28)
Precipitation mm (inches) 127
(5)
108
(4.25)
90
(3.54)
51
(2.01)
15
(0.59)
9
(0.35)
10
(0.39)
10
(0.39)
26
(1.02)
75
(2.95)
115
(4.53)
131
(5.16)
767
(30.2)
Avg. precipitation days 14 12 12 7 4 2 2 3 5 11 15 14 100
Source: Sooth African Wather Service[4]

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