Bushbuckridge
Town
Mountains in BushBuckridge during day time.
Mountains in BushBuckridge during day time.
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceMpumalanga
DistrictEhlanzeni
MunicipalityBushbuckridge

Bushbuckridge (also known as Mapulaneng) is the main town in Bushbuckridge Local Municipality, Ehlanzeni District, Mpumalanga, South Africa.[1] It grew around a trading store that opened in 1884, and is named after the large herds of bushbuck found here in the 1880s, and the prominent ridge in the southeastern part of the municipality.[2]

The suburbs and rural areas to the south of Bushbuckridge constitute a "sub place", called Bushbuckridge NU with a 2011 population of 1070, covering 1,587.56 square kilometres (613 sq mi).[3]

Notable people

Notes and references

  1. ^ "Main Place Bushbuckridge". Census 2011.
  2. ^ South African Languages - Place names
  3. ^ "Bushbuckridge NU Sub Place from Census 2011". Adrian Frith. Archived from the original on 20 August 2015.