Marquard

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Marquard
Marquard is located in Free State (South African province)
Marquard
Location in the Free State
Marquard is located in South Africa
Marquard
 Marquard shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 28°40′S 27°26′E / 28.667°S 27.433°E / -28.667; 27.433Coordinates: 28°40′S 27°26′E / 28.667°S 27.433°E / -28.667; 27.433
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceFree State
DistrictThabo Mofutsanyane
MunicipalitySetsoto
Area[1]
 • Total1.56 km2 (0.60 sq mi)
Population (2001)[1]
 • Total1,024
 • DensityBad rounding here660/km2 (Bad rounding here1,700/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2001)[1]
 • Black African36.3%
 • Coloured1.5%
 • Indian/Asian4.7%
 • White57.5%
First languages (2001)[1]
 • Afrikaans48.7%
 • Sotho32.5%
 • English14.9%
 • Zulu1.8%
 • Other2.1%
Time zoneSAST (UTC+2)
Postal code9610
Websitehttp://www.marquard.co.za/
 
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Marquard
Marquard is located in Free State (South African province)
Marquard
Location in the Free State
Marquard is located in South Africa
Marquard
 Marquard shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 28°40′S 27°26′E / 28.667°S 27.433°E / -28.667; 27.433Coordinates: 28°40′S 27°26′E / 28.667°S 27.433°E / -28.667; 27.433
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceFree State
DistrictThabo Mofutsanyane
MunicipalitySetsoto
Area[1]
 • Total1.56 km2 (0.60 sq mi)
Population (2001)[1]
 • Total1,024
 • DensityBad rounding here660/km2 (Bad rounding here1,700/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2001)[1]
 • Black African36.3%
 • Coloured1.5%
 • Indian/Asian4.7%
 • White57.5%
First languages (2001)[1]
 • Afrikaans48.7%
 • Sotho32.5%
 • English14.9%
 • Zulu1.8%
 • Other2.1%
Time zoneSAST (UTC+2)
Postal code9610
Websitehttp://www.marquard.co.za/

Marquard is a small farming town in the Free State province of South Africa that serves Winburg in the northwest. The town was set up by an influential Dutch Reform minister, JJ Marquard with the help of Christoffel Cornelis Froneman, the commandant of the Orange Free State in 1905.

Town on the Laaispruit, 169km east-north-east of Bloemfontein and 45km south-west of Senekal. It was established in 1905 on the farm Varschfontein and attained municipal status in the same year. Named after J J T Marquard, minister of the Dutch Reformed Church in Winburg, who had pleaded for the establishment of the town.[2]

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