Roossenekal

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Roossenekal
Roossenekal is located in Limpopo
Roossenekal
Roossenekal
Roossenekal is located in South Africa
Roossenekal
Roossenekal
Coordinates: 25°11′42″S 29°55′30″E / 25.195°S 29.925°E / -25.195; 29.925Coordinates: 25°11′42″S 29°55′30″E / 25.195°S 29.925°E / -25.195; 29.925
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceLimpopo
DistrictSekhukhune
MunicipalityElias Motsoaledi
Area
 • Total2.52 km2 (0.97 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total2,625
 • Density1,000/km2 (2,700/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African92.5%
 • Coloured0.7%
 • Indian/Asian0.5%
 • White6.1%
 • Other0.3%
First languages (2011)
 • Northern Sotho67.3%
 • S. Ndebele8.8%
 • Afrikaans6.3%
 • Zulu3.3%
 • Other14.3%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
PO box
1066
Area code013

Roossenekal is a town in Elias Motsoaledi Local Municipality in the Limpopo province of South Africa.

Village on the western slopes of the Steenkampsberg, 95 km north-east of Middelburg. It was proclaimed in January 1886 and named after two soldiers who died in the war against Mapoch's tribe - Stefanus Johannes Roos, Field-Cornet of the Potchefstroom commando, and Frederick Senekal, Commandant of the Rustenburg commando.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Roossenekal". Census 2011.
  2. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 391.