Peace, Unity and Prosperity
Location of Limpopo in South Africa
|Established||27 April 1994|
|• Type||Parliamentary system|
|• Premier||Stanley Mathabatha (ANC)|
|• Legislature||Limpopo Provincial Legislature|
|• Total||125,754 km2 (48,554 sq mi)|
|Area rank||5th in South Africa|
|Highest elevation||2,126 m (6,975 ft)|
| • Estimate |
|• Rank||5th in South Africa|
|• Density||43/km2 (110/sq mi)|
|• Density rank||5th in South Africa|
|• Indian or Asian||0.3%|
|• Southern Ndebele||2.0%|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (SAST)|
|ISO 3166 code||ZA-LP|
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Limpopo is the northernmost province of South Africa. It is named after the Limpopo River, which forms the province's western and northern borders. The capital and largest city in the province is Polokwane (formerly Pietersburg).
The province was formed from the northern region of Transvaal Province in 1994, and was initially named Northern Transvaal. The following year, it was renamed Northern Province, which remained the name until 2003, when it was formally changed to Limpopo after deliberation by the provincial government and amendment of the South African Constitution. An alternate name considered for the province was Mapungubwe.
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