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Hectorspruit

Hectorspruit
A street in Hectorspruit
A street in Hectorspruit
Hectorspruit is located in Mpumalanga
Hectorspruit
Hectorspruit
 Hectorspruit shown within Mpumalanga
Hectorspruit is located in South Africa
Hectorspruit
Hectorspruit
Hectorspruit (South Africa)
Hectorspruit is located in Africa
Hectorspruit
Hectorspruit
Hectorspruit (Africa)
Coordinates: 25°26′S 31°41′E / 25.433°S 31.683°E / -25.433; 31.683
Country South Africa
Province Mpumalanga
District Ehlanzeni
Municipality Nkomazi
Area[1]
 • Total 10.26 km2 (3.96 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 3,096
 • Density 300/km2 (780/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 77.9%
 • Coloured 0.8%
 • Indian/Asian 0.4%
 • White 20.8%
 • Other 0.1%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Swazi 55.0%
 • Afrikaans 18.6%
 • Tsonga 17.0%
 • English 4.1%
 • Other 5.3%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
PO box 1330
Area code 013

Hectorspruit (also Emjejane) is a small farming town situated between Kaapmuiden and Komatipoort on a southern tributary of the Crocodile River in Mpumalanga, South Africa. The farms in the region produce sugarcane, subtropical fruit and vegetables. The town and stream is named after a dog belonging to S de Kock, chief surveyor of the Pretoria - Delagoa Bay railway line.

Hamlet some 30 km west of Komatipoort and 80 km north-east of Pigg's Peak. Named after a tributary of the Crocodile River, the Hectorspruit, which is said to take its name from a hunting-dog which died there from a tsetse fly bite.[2]

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Hectorspruit". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 202.