Free State (province)

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Free State

Foreistata (in Sotho)
Vrystaat (in Afrikaans)
Motto(s): 
Katleho ka kopano (Success throu unity)
Cairt shawin the location o the Free State in the central pairt o Sooth Africae
Location o the Free State in Sooth Africae
Coordinates: 28°S 27°E / 28°S 27°E / -28; 27Coordinates: 28°S 27°E / 28°S 27°E / -28; 27
KintraSooth Africae
Orange Free State17 Februar 1854
OFS Province31 Mey 1910
Free State27 Aprile 1994
CaipitalBloemfontein
Destricts
Govrenment
 • TeepPairlamentary seestem
 • PremierAce Magashule (ANC)
Area
[1]:9
 • Total129825 km2 (50,126 sq mi)
Area rank3rd in Sooth Africae
Highest elevation3291 m (10,797 ft)
Population
 (2011)[1]:18[3]
 • Total2,745,590
 • Estimate 
(2015)
2,817,900
 • Rank8t in Sooth Africae
 • Density21/km2 (55/sq mi)
 • Density rank8t in Sooth Africae
Population groups
[1]:21
 • Black African87.6%
 • White8.7%
 • Coloured3.1%
 • Indian or Asian0.4%
Leids
[1]:25
 • Sotho64.2%
 • Afrikaans12.7%
 • Xhosa7.5%
 • Tswana5.2%
 • Zulu4.4%
 • Inglis2.9%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
ISO 3166 codeZA-FS
Websitewww.freestateonline.fs.gov.za

The Free State (Afrikaans: Vrystaat, Sotho: Foreistata; afore 1995, the Orange Free State) is a province o Sooth Africae.

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  1. a b c d Census 2011: Census in brief. Pretoria: Statistics South Africa. 2012. ISBN 9780621413885. Archived frae the original (PDF) on 25 December 2018. Retrieved 30 Mey 2016.
  2. "Taking the measure of Namahadi Peak" (PDF). Archived frae the original (PDF) on 9 Julie 2007. Retrieved 24 September 2009. Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help)
  3. Mid-year population estimates, 2015 (PDF) (Report). Statistics South Africa. 31 Julie 2015. p. 3. Retrieved 11 August 2015.