Free State (province)

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The Free State (Freistata; Vrystaat; iFreyistata; Foreistata; iFuleyisitata; before 1995, the Orange Free State) is a province of South Africa.wikipedia
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Bloemfontein

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Its capital is Bloemfontein, which is also South Africa's judicial capital.
Bloemfontein ( ; from !Orakobab: ǀʼAuxa ǃXās "Bloem's fountain"; in Dutch: "fountain of flowers" or "blooming fountain"; also known as Bloem) is the capital city of the province of Free State of South Africa; and, as the judicial capital of the nation, one of South Africa's three national capitals (the other two being Cape Town, the legislative capital, and Pretoria, the administrative capital) and is the seventh largest city in South Africa.

Orange Free State

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Its historical origins lie in the Boer republic called the Orange Free State and later Orange Free State Province.
It is the historical precursor to the present-day Free State province.

Orange Free State (province)

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Its historical origins lie in the Boer republic called the Orange Free State and later Orange Free State Province.
Its outside borders were the same as those of the modern Free State Province; except for the bantustans ("homelands") of QwaQwa and one part of Bophuthatswana, which were contained on land inside of the provincial Orange Free State borders.

South Africa

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The Free State (Freistata; Vrystaat; iFreyistata; Foreistata; iFuleyisitata; before 1995, the Orange Free State) is a province of South Africa.
Further hominin remains have come from the sites of Makapansgat in Limpopo Province, Cornelia and Florisbad in the Free State Province, Border Cave in KwaZulu-Natal Province, Klasies River Mouth in Eastern Cape Province and Pinnacle Point, Elandsfontein and Die Kelders Cave in Western Cape Province.

Drakensberg

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The Drakensberg and Maluti Mountains foothills raise the terrain to over 2,000 m in the east.
Thereafter it forms the border between KwaZulu-Natal and the Free State, and next as the border between KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga Province.

Maloti Mountains

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The Drakensberg and Maluti Mountains foothills raise the terrain to over 2,000 m in the east.
They extend for about 100 km into the Free State.

Breadbasket

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With more than 30,000 farms, which produce over 70% of the country's grain, it is known locally as South Africa's breadbasket.
The Free State province is often considered the breadbasket of South Africa due to its wheat, sunflower and maize fields.

Philippolis

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The South African cheetahs has been reintroduced in the Free State for the first time in June 2013 after a hundred years of regional extinction, at Laohu Valley Reserve near Philippolis.
Philippolis is a small town in the Free State province of South Africa.

Laohu Valley Reserve

Laohu Valley
The South African cheetahs has been reintroduced in the Free State for the first time in June 2013 after a hundred years of regional extinction, at Laohu Valley Reserve near Philippolis.
The Laohu Valley Reserve (LVR) is a nature reserve located near Philippolis in the Free State and near Vanderkloof Dam in the Northern Cape of South Africa.

Harrismith

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Harrismith is a large town in the Free State province of South Africa.

Bethlehem, Free State

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Some of South Africa's most valued San (Bushman) rock art is found in the Free State, particularly in the regions around Clarens, Bethlehem, Ficksburg, Ladybrand and Wepener.
Bethlehem is a large town in the eastern Free State province of South Africa that is situated on the Liebenbergs river (also called Liebenbergs Vlei) along a fertile valley just north of the Rooiberg Mountains on the N5 road.It is the fastest growing town in the Free state province, with its target of being the Fourth largest city after Kroonstad in balance.

Ficksburg

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Some of South Africa's most valued San (Bushman) rock art is found in the Free State, particularly in the regions around Clarens, Bethlehem, Ficksburg, Ladybrand and Wepener.
Ficksburg is a town situated at the foot of the 1,750 meter high Imperani Mountain in Free State province, South Africa.

Provinces of South Africa

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The Free State (Freistata; Vrystaat; iFreyistata; Foreistata; iFuleyisitata; before 1995, the Orange Free State) is a province of South Africa.

Berea District

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In the west, Berea borders on the Free State Province of South Africa.

Leribe District

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In the west, Leribe borders on the Free State Province of South Africa.

Springbok

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The flats in the south of the reserve provides ideal conditions for large herds of plain game such as black wildebeest and springbok.
Fossils dating back to 80 and 100 thousand years ago have been excavated at Herolds Bay Cave (Western Cape Province, South Africa) and Florisbad (Free State), respectively.

Maseru District

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The city of Maseru is located on Lesotho's western border with the Free State Province of South Africa, the frontier being the Caledon River.

Mpumalanga

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It shares borders with the South African provinces of Limpopo to the north, Gauteng to the west, the Free State to the southwest, and KwaZulu-Natal to the south.

Fezile Dabi District Municipality

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Fezile Dabi District Municipality, formerly known as Northern Free State District Municipality, is one of the 5 districts of Free State province of South Africa.

Mafeteng District

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In the west, Mafeteng borders on the Free State Province of South Africa.

Butha-Buthe District

Butha-Buthe
In the north, Butha-Buthe borders on the Free State Province of South Africa.

Moqhaka Local Municipality

Moqhaka
Moqhaka is a municipality in the Fezile Dabi District, Free State Province, South Africa.

Northern Cape

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The Orange River flows through the province, forming the borders with the Free State in the southeast and with Namibia to the northwest.

Metsimaholo Local Municipality

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Metsimaholo Local Municipality is an administrative area in the Fezile Dabi District of the Free State in South Africa.

Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality

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* Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality
Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality is a metropolitan municipality which governs Bloemfontein and surrounding towns in the Free State province of South Africa.