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The Free State Province of South Africa
Free State is a province of warm hospitality and natural beauty.

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About Free State, South Africa
The Free State province of South Africa was previously known as the Orange Free State. Bloemfontein is the Capital of Free State and also the judicial capital of South Africa. Bloemfontein is popularly known as "the city of roses" due to its abundance of roses which are celebrated at an annual rose festival. Bloemfontein is also home to the Free State stadium which has both an international cricket venue and an international rugby venue.

South Africa's Free State province experiences a climate characterised by warm to hot summers and cool to cold winters. The eastern Free State areas experience frequent snowfalls, especially on the higher ranges. In contrast the western areas of the Free State can be extremely hot in summer. Mostly the rainfall in the Free State occur as brief afternoon thunderstorms and the province becomes drier towards the west.

free state map transgariep goldfields free state south africa northern eastern free state south africa Situated on flat boundless plains, the rich soil and pleasant climate of the Free State allows for a thriving agricultural industry. With a large percentage of South Africa's farms situated in the Free State, the province is responsible for producing the majority of the country's grain. The Free State province is mostly high-lying with the Drakensberg and Maluti mountains raising the terrain to over 2000 m in the east.

Free State's dominant language is Sesotho with Afrikaans the dominating language in the south-west as well as in some of the major towns. The other main home languages are isiZulu and Setswana. Free State is land locked and borders six South African provinces namely Kwazulu-Natal, Eastern Cape, Northern Cape, North West province, Gauteng and Mpumalanga.

The Free State province of South Africa is generally divided into two regions; the Transgariep & Goldfields region and the Northern and Eastern Free State region.

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A Short History of the Free State
The area north of the Orange river of South Africa, where the present day Free State province is located, was first visited by Europeans towards the close of the 18th century. At that time it was scarcely populated with the majority of the inhabitants members of the Bechuana tribe. Between 1817 and 1831, the region was devastated by the Zulu chief Mzilikazi and large areas were depopulated. Up to this time the few Europeans who had crossed the Orange had been chiefly hunters or missionaries ...read full article

 

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