Free State (province)

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Free State
Foreistata (in Sotho)
Vrystaat (in Afrikaans)
Province o Sooth Africae
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
Kintra Sooth Africae
Orange Free State 17 Februar 1854
OFS Province 31 Mey 1910
Free State 27 Aprile 1994
Caipital Bloemfontein
Destricts
Govrenment
 • Teep Pairlamentary seestem
 • Premier Ace Magashule (ANC)
Aurie[1]:9
 • Total 129,825 km2 (50,126 sq mi)
Aurie rank 3rd in Sooth Africae
Heichest elevation[2] 3,291 m (10,797 ft)
Population (2011)[1]:18[3]
 • Tot 2,745,590
 • Estimate (2015) 2,817,900
 • Rank 8t in Sooth Africae
 • Density 21/km2 (55/sq mi)
 • Density rank 8t in Sooth Africae
Population groups[1]:21
 • Black African 87.6%
 • White 8.7%
 • Coloured 3.1%
 • Indian or Asian 0.4%
Leids[1]:25
 • Sotho 64.2%
 • Afrikaans 12.7%
 • Xhosa 7.5%
 • Tswana 5.2%
 • Zulu 4.4%
 • Inglis 2.9%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code ZA-FS
Wabsteid www.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.