- Nelspruit, Mpumalanga
Nelspruit is a
cityof 221,474 people ( 2000) situated in northeastern South Africa. It is the capital of the Mpumalangaprovince (formerly Eastern Transvaal). Located on the Crocodile River(known as the "Krokodil" in Afrikaans), Nelspruit lies about 100 kilometres (60 miles) west of the Mozambiqueborder and 330 kilometres (205 miles) east of Johannesburg. The nearest township is KaNyamazane, a few kilometres east of Nelspruit.
Nelspruit was founded in 1905 by three brothers of the Nel
familywho grazed their cattlearound the site of Nelspruit during the wintermonths. It is a key manufacturingand agricultural hub for northeastern South Africa. Major industries include the canningof citrus fruit, paperproduction, furnituremanufacture and timbermills. Fertile soils and subtropical climateprovide perfect conditions for the growing of citrusand tropical fruits, mainly mango, banana, avocadoand Macadamia nuts. There are many orange farms in the area around Nelspruit.
The city has two airports,
Kruger Mpumalanga International Airportto the north east, and the general aviation Nelspruit Airportto the south west. Kruger Mpumalanga is used for scheduled flights to Johannesburgand, less frequently, to Cape Townand other cities. It is also home to the Government Research Institute for Citrus and Subtropical Fruits, and the Lowveld Botanical Gardens.
Nelspruit is a major stopover point for tourists travelling to the
Kruger National Parkand to Mozambique. Tourists from Mozambique also stimulate the economy of the city significantly.
During the Boer War, Nelspruit served briefly as the seat of
governmentfor the South African Republic(not to be confused with the Republic of South Africa), an independent Boer republic.
Nelspruit has planned a new soccer stadium for the
2010 Football World Cup. Its name is Mbombela Stadiumand will have a capacity of 40,000.
Nelspruit is home to Emnotweni casino situated on the way to Whiteriver.
The Local Newspaper called “The Lowvelder” is also their best selling local paper with up to date topics and happenings in the area it also has a website where their customerbase can go online [ [http://www.lowvelder.co.za www.lowvelder.co.za]
* [http://www.nelspruitinfo.com/ Nelspruit Info]
* [http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=-25.476522,30.976124&spn=0.059279,0.080316&t=k&hl=en Google Map]
* [http://www.nelspruit.info/ Nelspruit web site]
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