Bloemfontein



a city in and the capital of the Orange Free State, in the central Republic of South Africa.
a province in central Republic of South Africa: a Boer republic 1854–1900; a British colony (Orange River Colony, ) 1900–10. 49,647 sq. mi. (128,586 sq. km).
Capital: Bloemfontein.
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A Handbook of the Boer War Gale and Polden, Limited
Lord Milner’s Work in South Africa W. Basil Worsfold
A Handbook of the Boer War Gale and Polden, Limited
South Africa and the Transvaal War, Vol. 6 (of 6) Louis Creswicke
Three Years’ War Christiaan Rudolf de Wet
Seven Legs Across the Seas Samuel Murray
South Africa and the Transvaal War, Vol. IV (of 6) Louis Creswicke
War’s Brighter Side Julian Ralph.
South Africa and the Transvaal War, Vol. V (of VI) Louis Creswicke
War’s Brighter Side Julian Ralph.

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a city in central South Africa: capital of Free State province and judicial capital of the country. Pop: 111 698 (2001)
noun
a former province of central South Africa, between the Orange and Vaal rivers: settled by Boers in 1836 after the Great Trek; annexed by Britain in 1848; became a province of South Africa in 1910; replaced in 1994 by the new province of Free State; economy based on agriculture and mineral resources (esp gold and uranium). Capital: Bloemfontein

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