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Bloemfontein

Bloemfontein
Mangaung (Sotho)
The old Raadsaal in Bloemfontein, with the statue of Christiaan de Wet
The old Raadsaal in Bloemfontein, with the statue of Christiaan de Wet
Coat of arms of Bloemfontein
Coat of arms
Nickname(s): The City of Roses
Bloemfontein is located in Free State (South African province)
Bloemfontein
Bloemfontein
Bloemfontein is located in South Africa
Bloemfontein
Bloemfontein
Bloemfontein is located in Africa
Bloemfontein
Bloemfontein
 Bloemfontein shown within Free State
Coordinates: 29°07′S 26°13′E / 29.117°S 26.217°E / -29.117; 26.217Coordinates: 29°07′S 26°13′E / 29.117°S 26.217°E / -29.117; 26.217
Country South Africa
Province Free State
Municipality Mangaung
Established 1846
Area
 • City 236.17 km2 (91.19 sq mi)
 • Metro 6,283.99 km2 (2,426.26 sq mi)
Elevation 1,395 m (4,577 ft)
Population (2011)
 • City 256,185
 • Density 1,100/km2 (2,800/sq mi)
 • Metro 747,431
 • Metro density 120/km2 (310/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African 56.1%
 • Coloured 12.8%
 • Indian/Asian 0.8%
 • White 29.8%
 • Other 0.5%
First languages (2011)
 • Afrikaans 42.5%
 • Sotho 33.4%
 • English 7.5%
 • Xhosa 7.1%
 • Other 9.5%
Postal code (street) 9300
PO box 9301
Area code 051
Water Hardness Level = 2 (Soft)
Bloemfontein
Climate chart ()
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Average max. and min. temperatures in °C
Precipitation totals in mm
Source: SAWS