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Acornhoek

Acornhoek
Acornhoek is located in Mpumalanga
Acornhoek
Acornhoek
 Acornhoek shown within Mpumalanga
Acornhoek is located in South Africa
Acornhoek
Acornhoek
Acornhoek (South Africa)
Acornhoek is located in Africa
Acornhoek
Acornhoek
Acornhoek (Africa)
Coordinates: 24°35′35″S 31°05′49″E / 24.593°S 31.097°E / -24.593; 31.097
Country South Africa
Province Mpumalanga
District Ehlanzeni
Municipality Bushbuckridge
Area[1]
 • Total 38.89 km2 (15.02 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 33,529
 • Density 860/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 99.7%
 • Coloured 0.1%
 • Indian/Asian 0.1%
 • White 0.1%
 • Other 0.1%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Tsonga 73.8%
 • Northern Sotho 16.9%
 • Sotho 6.1%
 • Other 3.2%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
PO box 1360
Area code 013

Acornhoek is a town in Bushbuckridge Local Municipality in the Mpumalanga province of South Africa.

Village some 29 km south-east of Hoedspruit and 165 km north-west of Komatipoort. The name is variously explained as being an adaptation of Eekhoornhoek ('squirrel corner'); derived from the German surname Eichhorn, and named after the acornlike fruits of the marula tree.[2]

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Acornhoek". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ Raper, Peter E. (1987). Dictionary of Southern African Place Names. Internet Archive. p. 51. Retrieved 28 August 2013.