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Full nameHarrismith
Official nameHarrismith
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceFree State
District MunicipalityThabo Mofutsanyane
Local MunicipalityMaluti A Phofung
Other information
Time zoneSAST (UTC+2)
Post code9880
Area code058

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Harrismith, named after Sir Harry Smith, is a large town in the Free State province of South Africa, situated on the N3 highway approximately midway between Johannesburg, about 300 km north-east, and Durban. The town is at the junction with the N5 highway, which continues west towards the provincial capital Bloemfontein, around 340 km south-west. This important crossroads in South Africa's land trade routes is surrounded by mesas and buttes and located at base of one of these called Platberg ("Flat Mountain" translated from Afrikaans).

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