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Bloemfontein

Administration
Full nameBloemfontein
Official nameBloemfontein
Native name langst
Settlement typeCity
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceFree State
District municipalityMotheo
Local municipalityMangaung
Officially founded1846
Geography
Elevation4576.8 ft (1395 m)
Demography
Total Population369568
Other information
Time zoneSAST (UTC+2)
Area code051

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Bloemfontein (c-eniconˈblʊmfɒnteɪn, Dutch for "fountain of flowers" lit., "blooms") is the capital city of the Free State Province of South Africa; and, as the judicial capital of the nation, one of South Africa's three national capitals the other two being Cape Town, the legislative capital, and Pretoria, the administrative capital.

Bloemfontein is popularly and poetically known as "the city of roses", owing to the abundance of these flowers and the annual rose festival held there. The city's Sesotho name is Mangaung, meaning "place of cheetahs" and it has been included in the Mangaung Local Municipality since 2000.

Bloemfontein is situated on dry grassland at , at an altitude of 1,395 metres above sea level. The city is home to 369,568 residents, while the Mangaung Local Municipality has a population of 645,455. Bloemfontein is served by Bloemfontein Airport.


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