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Schoemansdal
KaMatsamo
Schoemansdal is located in Mpumalanga
Schoemansdal
Schoemansdal
Schoemansdal is located in South Africa
Schoemansdal
Schoemansdal
Coordinates: 25°42′11″S 31°30′22″E / 25.703°S 31.506°E / -25.703; 31.506Coordinates: 25°42′11″S 31°30′22″E / 25.703°S 31.506°E / -25.703; 31.506
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceMpumalanga
DistrictEhlanzeni
MunicipalityNkomazi
Area
 • Total12.91 km2 (4.98 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total23,257
 • Density1,800/km2 (4,700/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African99.3%
 • Coloured0.2%
 • Indian/Asian0.3%
 • White0.1%
 • Other0.1%
First languages (2011)
 • Swazi94.8%
 • Tsonga1.7%
 • English1.1%
 • Other2.3%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)

Schoemansdal (officially KaMatsamo) is a town in the province of Mpumalanga (eastern Transvaal) in South Africa. It is located 23 kilometres south of Malalane.

During the period when the policies of separate development were implemented under the apartheid regime, Schoemansdal was the capital of the bantustan named KaNgwane.

In November 2005 the South African government announced that the town's name had been changed to KaMatsamo. The new name is in honor of prince Matsamo Shongwe.

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place KaMatsamo". Census 2011.