Mpumalanga

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Mpumalanga,

province (2011 pop. 4,039,939), 29,535 sq mi (76,495 sq km), E South Africa. In 1994, under South Africa's post-apartheid constitution, Mpumalanga was created from the eastern portion of the former province of TransvaalTransvaal
, former province, NE South Africa. With the new constitution of 1994, it was divided into Eastern Transvaal (now Mpumalanga), Northern Transvaal (now Limpopo), Pretoria-Witwatersrand-Veereeniging (now Gauteng), and part of North West prov.
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. Until 1995 it was called Eastern Transvaal. The province is bounded on the north by Limpopo, on the east by Mozambique and Swaziland, on the southeast by KwaZulu-Natal, on the southwest by Free State, and on the west by Gauteng.

Mbombela (formerly called Nelspruit) is the capital and most populous municipality. Situated mainly on the high plateau grasslands of the highveld, the land rises in the northeast to mountain peaks and the high escarpment of the Drakensberg Range, then plunges in places to low-lying areas of the lowveld.

There is a large petrochemical industry in the highveld region, as well as manufacturing. Gold, platinum, and coal are important mineral resources. Corn, wheat, and other grains are grown in the cooler highveld areas, while sugar, citrus and a variety of subtropical fruits are common crops in the subtropical lowveld. There is also sheep farming and forestry. Tourism is important, with Kruger National ParkKruger National Park,
game reserve, c.8,000 sq mi (20,720 sq km), Limpopo and Mpumalanga, NE South Africa. One of the world's largest wildlife sanctuaries, it has almost every species of game found in southern Africa.
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 a popular destination. The principal languages are Swati (Swazi) and Zulu.

Mpumalanga

a province of E South Africa; formed in 1994 from part of the former province of Transvaal: agriculture and service industries. Capital: Nelspruit. Pop.: 3 244 306 (2004 est.). Area: 78 370 sq. km (30 259 sq. miles)
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The first Virtual Agricultural Incubator branch was established by MASDT in Mpumalanga Province in 2007 with the support of the Small Enterprise Development Agency (Seda) and provided a range of supporting services to 53 emerging farmers on existing agricultural projects.
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The 6lb 6oz girl, who has not yet been named, was in a stable condition in hospital near Secunda, in Mpumalanga province.
SOMACEL will procure raw timber from Mpumalanga Province in South Africa and the Eucalyptus and Acacia plantations in Kingdom of Swaziland, export the timber from Mozambique, and process it to manufacture wood chips.
Heathfield was given the name Gogo Mndawe after learning to speak SiSwati and passing the three-month trials at a remote village in Mpumalanga province, South Africa.
Paresh Pandya, South Africa Trade & Investment Marketing gave a presentation on Investment in the Mpumalanga Province of South Africa.
Exploration mining junior Motjoli Resources said on Tuesday that it planned to bring its one-billion-plus ton iron-ore deposit in South Africa's Mpumalanga province into production by late 2012, which could provide a source of competition for Africa's largest iron-ore producer Kumba Iron Ore.
In Balfour township, located in Mpumalanga province, police fired tear gas canisters and rubber bullets at angry crowds who barricaded roads with burning tyres and threw bottles and stones on Monday.