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Bultfontein is a town in the Free State province of South Africa with a total population of about 23,400 people. It is situated in the Tswelopele Local Municipality, about 100 kilometres (60 mi) north of Bloemfontein. The town site was laid out in 1873; it had been delayed because of a location dispute which also led to the establishment of Hoopstad 55 kilometres (35 mi) to the north-west. The township of Phahameng was established on the outskirts of Bultfontein in the 1970s.
|• Total||44.0 km2 (17.0 sq mi)|
|• Density||530/km2 (1,400/sq mi)|
|Racial makeup (2011)|
|• Black African||93.3%|
|First languages (2011)|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (SAST)|
|Postal code (street)|
According to the 2011 census, Bultfontein proper has a population of 2,176, while Phahameng has a population of 21,189, giving the urban area a total population of 23,365. Of this population 93% described themselves as Black African, 5.5% as White, and 0.5% as Coloured. 57% spoke Sotho as their home language, 23% spoke Xhosa, 9.5% spoke Tswana and 6% spoke Afrikaans as first language.
- "Chronological order of town establishment in South Africa based on Floyd (1960:20-26)" (PDF). pp. xlv–lii.
- Sum of the Main Places Bultfontein and Phahameng from Census 2011.
- Raper, Peter E. (1987). Dictionary of Southern African Place Names. Johannesburg: Lowry Publishers. p. 100. ISBN 0947042067.
- "Main Place Bultfontein". Census 2011.
- "Main Place Phahameng". Census 2011.