Kroonstad facts for kids
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Alex Fairweather corner in the CBD
|• Total||89.1 km2 (34.4 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,894.1/km2 (4,905.6/sq mi)|
|Racial makeup (2011)|
|• Black African||85.2%|
|First languages (2011)|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (SAST)|
|Postal code (street)||
Kroonstad (Afrikaans directly translated "Crown City") is the third largest city in the Free State (after Bloemfontein and Welkom) and lies two hours drive on the N1 from Gauteng. Maokeng is an area within Kroonstad, and is occasionally used as a synonym of the town itself. It is the second-largest commercial and urban centre in the Northern Free State (after Welkom), and an important railway junction on the main line from Cape Town to Johannesburg. Maokeng is Sesotho and means "place of the thorn trees (mimosa trees)".
- Antjie Krog, poet
- Steve Komphela, football coach
- Jeffrey Ntuka, football player
- Sid James, actor
- Robbie Wessels, singer
- Fana Mokoena, actor & EFF politician
- Max du Preez, journalist
- David Kau, Comedian
- Banele Gaza, Record Producer
Images for kids
The Sarel Cilliers memorial in the grounds of the NG Moederkerk, Kroonstad. Cilliers is depicted standing on a gun carriage making the Blood River vow.
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