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Information on the Limpopo Province province of South Africa

Conference Venues South Africa brings you information on the Limpopo Province of South Africa including information on the Bushveld region, the Soutpansberg region, Capricorn region and the Valley of the Olifants region of the Limpopo Province.

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About the Limpopo Province Province of South Africa

The Limpopo Province was formed from the northern parts of the former Transvaal province in 1994 and was originally named Northern Transvaal. In 1995, it was renamed the Northern Province; the name remained until 2003, when the name of the province was formally changed to Limpopo Province.

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The Limpopo province shares its name with the Limpopo river which forms its northern boundary with Botswana and Zimbabwe. Polokwane, formerly known as Pietersburg, is the capital of the province.The most common languages in the Limpopo Province are Venda, Northern Sotho, Afrikaans and Tsonga. The Limpopo Province is a popular ecotourism destination in South Africa.

Polokwane is the economic and geographic heart of the Limpopo Province of South Africa; the city provides the administrative workforce for a province of industry and determination. The Limpopo Province is divided in four regions namely; the Capricorn region, the Bushveld region, the Soutpansberg region and the Valley of the Olifants region.

The province has excellent air, road, and rail links such as the N1 route from Johannesburg, which extends the length of the province. Several ethnic groups distinguished by language and culture are located in the Limpopo Province. The Northern Sotho make up the largest group followed by the Tsonga and the Venda. Afrikaans and English speakers make up the smallest percentage of the population.


History of Limpopo Province

The Limpopo Province is area of legend and romance that intrigue visitors with tales of ancient tribes and fearless pioneers who braved the unknown in the days of old. To this day the province is the home of the enigmatic rain queen who, as the legends of her people proclaim, has the mystical power to make rain ....Limpopo Province History

Limpopo Province Geography

Limpopo Province shares international borders with provinces and districts of three countries - Botswana's Central and Kgatleng provinces, Zimbabwe's Matabeleland and Masvingo provinces, and Mozambique's Gaza Province. Limpopo province is the link between South Africa and other countries further afield in sub-Saharan Africa. The province shares its borders with the South Arican provinces of North-West, Gauteng, and Mpumalanga. Limpopo province is at the heart of international, national and regional developing markets.....Limpopo Province Geography

Limpopo Province Climate

Limpopo Province lies at South Africa’s northernmost area and is bisected by the tropic of Capricorn. Visitors to the province can expect dry days and long summer afternoons for most of their stay. The subtropical conditions of the Lowveld provide weather more suited to forests......Limpopo Province Climate

Limpopo Province Economy

The bushveld region of the Limpopo Province is cattle country. Extensive ranching operations are often supplemented by controlled hunting and 80% of South Africa's hunting industry is found in the province. Peanuts, cotton, maize and sunflowers are cultivated in the Modimolle and Bela-Bela areas. Modimolle also produces table-grape crops......Limpopo Province Economy

Education in Limpopo Province

Universities : University of Limpopo, Comprehensive University of Venda.....Limpopo Province Education

Limpopo Province Demographics

The population of Limpopo consists of various ethnic groups distinguished by customs, language and race; 97.3% of the population is Black, 2.4% is White, 0.2% is Coloured, and 0.1% is Indian/Asian. The Northern Sotho or Sepedi ethnic groups make up the largest number, being nearly 57%, and the Shangaan or Tsonga speakers include 23% while the Venda make up 12%. Afrikaans speakers make up 2.6% while English-speaking whites are less than one-half per cent.

Limpopo Province Infrastructure and Communications

The Limpop Province has excellent air, road, and rail links such as the N1 route from Johannesburg, which extends the length of the province.

Towns and Suburbs of the Limpopo province of South Africa

Hoedspruit , Leeupoort , Lephalele , Louis Trichardt , Magoebaskloof , Mokopane , Modimolle , Mookgopong, Mokopane , Musina , Naboomspruit , Nylstroom , Polokwane , Ba-Phalaborwa , Sibasa , Tzaneen , Thabazimbi , Thohayandou , Timbavati , Tshipise , Tzaneen , Vaalwater , Bela-Bela , Vivo , Warmbaths , Waterberg

 


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