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
 • Total129,825 km2 (50,126 sq mi)
Aurie rank3rd in Sooth Africae
Highest elevation3,291 m (10,797 ft)
Population
 (2011)[1]:18[3]
 • Tot2,745,590
 • 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
Wabsteidwww.freestateonline.fs.gov.za

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

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Census 2011: Census in brief (PDF). Pretoria: Statistics South Africa. 2012. ISBN 9780621413885. 
  2. "Taking the measure of Namahadi Peak" (PDF). Archived frae the oreeginal (PDF) on 9 July 2007. Retrieved 24 September 2009. 
  3. Mid-year population estimates, 2015 (PDF) (Report). Statistics South Africa. 31 July 2015. p. 3. Retrieved 11 August 2015.