Polokwane, Limpopo, South Africa

🇿🇦 Polokwane, also known by its former name, Pietersburg, is a city and the capital of the Limpopo Province of South Africa. It is South Africa's largest urban centre north of Gauteng. Polokwane was one of the host cities of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The city hosts several major industries such as Coca-Cola, Freshmark (a division of Shoprite Checkers), and South African Breweries. As the capital of the Limpopo province, the city also has a large commercial area with the four largest banks in the country all having at least three branches in the city. The city was well known for its manufacturing facility in Seshego of Tempest radios and hi-fis, the largest employer in the region.

Popular suburbs in the city include Westenburg, Nirvana, Bendor, Welgelegen, Moregloed, Annadale, Ivydale, Flora Park, Fauna Park, Penina Park, Ivy Park, Hospital Park, Ster Park, Dalmada, Broadlands, Woodlands, Southern Gateway and Thornhill.

There are also three clusters of suburbs around the city: The Seshego cluster - on the north-west outskirts of the city; Molepo/Maja/Chuene cluster - 20 km south of the city centre; Mankweng/Sebayeng/Dikgale cluster - 30 km east of the city centre.


Polokwane has a population of over 130,028 people. Polokwane also forms the centre of the wider Polokwane metropolitan area which has a population of over 426,000 people.

Twin Towns – Sister Cities Polokwane is a sister city with: Reggio Emilia, Italy; Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.

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