Marble Hall

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Marble Hall
Marble Hall is located in Limpopo
Marble Hall
Marble Hall
Marble Hall is located in South Africa
Marble Hall
Marble Hall
Coordinates: 24°58′S 29°18′E / 24.967°S 29.300°E / -24.967; 29.300Coordinates: 24°58′S 29°18′E / 24.967°S 29.300°E / -24.967; 29.300
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceLimpopo
DistrictSekhukhune
MunicipalityEphraim Mogale
Area
 • Total16.49 km2 (6.37 sq mi)
Elevation
910 m (2,990 ft)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total2,687
 • Density160/km2 (420/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African59.1%
 • Coloured0.7%
 • Indian/Asian4.6%
 • White34.5%
 • Other1.2%
First languages (2011)
 • Afrikaans35.1%
 • Northern Sotho30.6%
 • English12.0%
 • Tsonga4.3%
 • Other18.0%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
0450
PO box
0450
Area code013

Marble Hall is a town in the south of the Limpopo province of South Africa. It was formerly in Mpumalanga province.

Marble Hall is a village 26 km north-west of Groblersdal and 96 km south-south-east of Mokopane on the N11 National Route. Laid out in 1942 and proclaimed a township in January 1945, it owes its development to the Marble Lime Mine, its name is said to be an adaptation of ‘marble hole’, where fifteen varieties of marble occur.[2]

History[edit]

While on a hunting expedition from Pretoria, Christoffel Visagie and his family discovered a hole containing marble in 1920. In 1929 the Marble Lime Company came in to work on the deposits and then, in 1942, a town was developed and known as Marmerhol (Afrikaans for Marble Hole). Soon the town's name was changed to Marble Hall.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Marble Hall". Census 2011.
  2. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 298.
  3. ^ www.sa-venues.com