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Information on Piet Retief, Mpumalanga, South Africa

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Piet Retief is a town situated in a timber growing area in Mpumalanga. It is located not far from the Swaziland border. The main economic activities are timber, paper and wattle bark production as well as mica, kaolin and iron mining. There are many well maintained guest houses in Piet Retief. Today Piet Retief is a well-located, hospitable place, where modern amenities and one of the country's most valuable timber industries mingle with an aroma of tradition.

The town was founded by the Voortrekkers in 1883 and named it after the Voortrekker leader, Piet Retief, who was killed by the Zulus under their King Dingane's orders after he tried to settle on their land. In 1886, the inhabitants of the town declared the Klein Vrystaat, which contained a population of only 72. This Republic existed until 1891, when it was incorporated into the South African Republic. The town became a municipality in 1932.

Towns and Suburbs of the Mpumalanga province of South Africa

Badplaas , Belfast , Dullstroom , eMakhazeni , eMalahleni , eNtokozweni , Ermelo , Graskop , Groblersdal , Hazyview , Komatipoort , Lydenburg , Machadodorp , Malelane , Mbombela, Middelburg , Nelspruit , Ohrigstad , Piet Retief , Pilgrim's Rest , Sabie , Sabi Sands , Secunda , Skukuza , Schoemanskloof , Standerton , Stoffberg , White River , Villiers , Witbank

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