Leydsdorp

Leydsdorp is a former gold rush town situated in the Limpopo province of South Africa.[2]

Leydsdorp
Abandoned hotel in Leydsdorp
Abandoned hotel in Leydsdorp
Leydsdorp is located in Limpopo
Leydsdorp
Leydsdorp
Leydsdorp is located in South Africa
Leydsdorp
Leydsdorp
Coordinates: 23°59′42″S 30°31′16″E / 23.995°S 30.521°E / -23.995; 30.521Coordinates: 23°59′42″S 30°31′16″E / 23.995°S 30.521°E / -23.995; 30.521
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceLimpopo
DistrictMopani
MunicipalityBa-Phalaborwa
Established1890
Area
 • Total0.79 km2 (0.31 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total6
 • Density7.6/km2 (20/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African100.0%
First languages (2011)
 • Tsonga100.0%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)

Ghost town is 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) south-west of Gravelotte and 53 kilometres (33 mi) south-east of Tzaneen. It developed from a gold-mining camp and was proclaimed in 1890, but was virtually abandoned when gold was discovered on the Witwatersrand. Named after Willem Johannes Leyds (1859–1940), state secretary of the South African Republic from 1888 to 1897.[3]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Leydsdorp". Census 2011.
  2. ^ "Leydsdorp – Some Interesting Facts". Archived from the original on 8 August 2009. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 277.