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Kroonstad

(kro͞on`stät), city, part and seat of Moqhaka local municipality, Free State prov., E central South Africa, on the Vals River. It is an agricultural and industrial center. There are grain elevators, and grain is shipped from the town. Kroonstad is also an important rail junction and has large marshaling yards. The town's chief industries are clothing manufacture, mineral processing, and the production of machine parts.

Kroonstad was founded in 1855. Its growth was stimulated by the discovery of gold in the region in the late 19th cent. After the fall of BloemfonteinBloemfontein
, city, judicial capital of South Africa, capital of Free State prov., and seat of Mangaung metropolitan municipality. It is a transportation hub and industrial center, containing railroad workshops, food-processing plants, and factories that produce furniture,
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 during the South African WarSouth African War
or Boer War,
1899–1902, war of the South African Republic (Transvaal) and the Orange Free State against Great Britain. Background
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, it was (Mar. 13–May 11, 1900) the capital of the Orange Free State (see Free StateFree State,
formerly Orange Free State, province (2011 pop. 2,745,590), 50,126 sq mi (129,825 sq km), E central South Africa. It was renamed Free State shortly after the 1994 post-apartheid constitution went into effect.
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). A technical college is in the city.

Kroonstad

 

a city in the Republic of South Africa, in Orange Province. Population 49,600 (1968). Kroonstad is a railroad junction, the center of an agricultural region, and the site of metalworking and clothing industries. Coal and diamonds are mined nearby. Kroonstad was founded in 1855.

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It is envisaged that Welkom, Kroonstad, Bloemfontein and Botshabelo will also receive training in the coming weeks, said Dr Nandipha Kahla Acting Chief Director for Free State.
On January 4 passenger train crash took place near Kroonstad in South Africa's Free State province, claiming 18 lives and injuring around 254 lives.
Video showed part of the Shosholoza Meyl train in flames after the collision that occurred between the communities of Hennenman and Kroonstad in Free State province.
He matriculated at King Edward VII School, where he was a boarder, qualified MB BCh at the University of the Witwatersrand in 1952, and completed his internship in Kroonstad, where he came under the tuition of the legendary surgeon Prof.
As part of the larger Bataung ba Molete, the Mofolos and their predecessors had probably been moving over the previous two centuries, like so many other groups of Bataung, a major branch of the Sotho-Tswana, in a general south-easterly direction from the Molopo River down through Bolibeng ba Likubu (the Kroonstad area) into what is now the north-central Free State.
The Kroonstad Astronomy Club is run by a group of astronomy enthusiasts in Kroonstad who meet once a month, usually during a new Moon and on a Thursday.
WILLIAMS -- RICHARD (Dic Bryngwynt), Mehefin 8fed, 2013, yn dawel yn Ysbyty Gwynedd o Kroonstad, Llanbedrog, yn 91 mlwydd oed.
Therefore, we averaged the daily minimum and maximum temperatures and total monthly rainfall from 5 weather stations in Free State (Bloemfontein, Kroonstad, Welkom, Fauresmith, and Gariep Dam) and 4 weather stations in Northern Cape (Kimberley, Prieska, De Aar, and Noupoort) (South African Weather Service, pers.
The British invade, and Corlie ends up in an internment camp at Kroonstad.
The mystax varies in the intensity of its colour being yellow or bright orange ($ from Kroonstad is exceptional in having a dark red-brown mystax).
Frik went to school in Kroonstad (where his father Piet was a revered and well-respected general practitioner).