Information on the Free State province of South AfricaConference Venues South Africa brings you information on the Free State province of South Africa including information on the Transgariep & Goldfields region of the Free State.
The Free State province of South Africa was formerly known as the Orange Free State. The capital is Bloemfontein, which is also South Africa’s judicial capital and home to Fress State's annual rose festival. Due to its abundance of roses, Bloemfontein is popularly known as "the city of roses”. Bloemfontein is also home to the Free State stadium which a well known international cricket and rugby venue.
Free State History
The Free State’s landscape is a typical expanse of the South African interior plateau. The grass plains are now wheat and maize fields or sheep farms in the drier regions. The "platte land" is known as the heart of rural South Africa. Many of the Afrikaans families who live here, claim ancestors who came into this area during the Great Trek...History Free State
Free State Geography
The Free State, situated on boundless plains in the middle of South Africa. With more than 30,000 farms, which produce over 70% of the country's grain. The rich soil and pleasant climate provide a thriving agricultural industry....Geography Free State
Free State Fauna and Flora
The grassy plains in the south of the Free State province provide ideal conditions for large herds of plain game such as black wildebeest and springbok. The ridges, koppies and plains characteristic of the northern part are home to kudu, red hartebeest, white rhino and buffalo. The African wildcat, black wildebeest, zebra, eland, white rhino and wild dog can be seen at the Soetdoring Nature Reserve near Bloemfontein.
Free State Climate
The Free State climate is characterised by hot summers and cold winters. The eastern areas experience snowfalls on the higher ranges whilst the west is extremely hot in summer.....Climate Free State
Free State Economy
The Free State province is the agricultural hub of South Africa, with farming essential to its economy, while mining on the rich goldfields reef is its largest employer.....Free State Economy
Free State Education
Universities include: University of the Free State and Central University of Technology
Other educational institutions are Flavius Mareka FET College
Towns and Suburbs of the Free State province of South Africa
Bethlehem, Bloemfontein, Brandwag, Clarens, Dan Pienaar, Ficksburg, Fouriesburg, Gariep Dam, Harrismith, Kroonstad, Ladybrand, Langenhovenpark, Parys, Philippolis, Rayton, Sasolburg, Senekal, Smithfield, Thaba Nchu, Vredefort, Welkom, Wepener