Free State

The Free State Province, "South Africa's breadbasket", sits in the heartland of the semi-desert. Free State has an elevation of 1,293 metres.
Photo: Eclipse cz, CC BY-SA 3.0.

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is popularly and poetically known as "the city of roses", for its abundance of these flowers and the annual rose festival held there. Photo: Carla de Villiers, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is the second-largest city in the Free State province. Photo: Caracal Rooikat, CC BY-SA 4.0.

is a city of 169,000 people in the Free State Province of . Photo: Leo za1, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a city in Free State. It is a popular destination for visitors because of its location on the Vaal River and its proximity to . Photo: Deon TerBlanche, CC BY-SA 4.0.


is a small farming town in the northern part of Free State is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Photo: Tadpolefarm, CC BY-SA 4.0.

is in the Free State of at the foot of the Maluti Mountains. Photo: Fihliwe, CC BY-SA 2.0.

is a town of 1,600 people in the Free State province of next to the dam with the same name. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

is in the Free State subdivision of . Photo: JMK, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is surrounded by the beautiful hills of the eastern Free State at the foot of the majestic Maluti Mountains in Lesotho.

is a small town in the of the Free State province in , 148 km north of . Photo: NJR ZA, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a mountain town of 5,400 people in Setsoto municipality in . Photo: Wikimedia, Public domain.

is a village in the Free State. It attracts more visitors than most other villages for two reasons. Photo: Munkytattoo, CC BY-SA 4.0.

is a small town in in the province of .

Free State

Latitude of center
-28.7854° or 28° 47' 7.3" south
Longitude of center
26.4979° or 26° 29' 52.4" east
1,293 metres (4,242 feet)
Open­Street­Map ID
node 474842944
Geo­Names ID
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Also Known As

  • Afrikaans: Vrystaat
  • Arabic: Free State
  • Arabic: الولاية الحرة
  • Arabic: فري ستيت
  • Armenian: Ֆրի Սթեյթ
  • Asturian; Bable: Provincia del Estáu Llibre
  • Azerbaijani: Fri-Steyt
  • Azerbaijani: Fri Steyt vilayəti
  • Basque: Estatu Askea
  • Belarusian: Вольная дзяржава
  • Belarusian: Свабодная дзяржава
  • Belarusian: Фры-Стэйт
  • Bengali: ফ্রি অঙ্গরাজ্য
  • Breton: Stad-Dieub
  • Bulgarian: Фрайстаат
  • Bulgarian: Фрайстат
  • Bulgarian: Фри Стейт
  • Bulgarian: Фрийстейт
  • Bulgarian: Фристейт
  • Burmese: ဩရိန်းပြည်နယ်
  • Catalan: Estat Lliure
  • Catalan: Free State
  • Catalan: Província Estat Lliure
  • Catalan: Província de l'Estat Lliure
  • Catalan: Província de l'Estat Lliure d'Orange
  • Cebuano: Free State
  • Chichewa; Nyanja: Free State
  • Chinese: Chū-iû Pang-kok Séng
  • Chinese: 自由邦
  • Chinese: 自由邦省
  • Croatian: Free State
  • Czech: Svobodný stát
  • Danish: Free State
  • Danish: Fristatprovinsen
  • Dutch: Vrijstaat
  • Dutch: Vrystaat
  • English: Free State Province
  • English: Orange Free State
  • English: province of Free State
  • English: province of the Free State
  • Esperanto: Libera ŝtato
  • Esperanto: Liberŝtato
  • Esperanto: Oranĝa Liberŝtato
  • Esperanto: Oranĵa Liberŝtato
  • Esperanto: Provinco Liberŝtato
  • Estonian: Free State'i provints
  • Estonian: Free State
  • Finnish: Free State
  • French: Free State
  • French: Province de l'État libre
  • French: État-Libre
  • French: État libre
  • Gallegan: Estado Libre
  • Georgian: ფრი-სტეიტი
  • German: Free State
  • German: Free State Provinz
  • German: Freistaat
  • German: Oranje Freestate
  • German: ZA-FS
  • Greek: Ελεύθερο Κράτος της Οράγγης
  • Gujarati: ફ્રી સ્ટેટ
  • Hakka Chinese: Chhṳ-yù Pâng-sén
  • Hausa: Chhṳ-yù Pâng-sén
  • Hebrew: המדינה החופשית
  • Hebrew: פרובינציית המדינה החופשית
  • Hebrew: פרובינציית פרי סטייט
  • Hebrew: פרי סטייט
  • Hindi: फ़्री स्टेट प्रान्त
  • Hungarian: Szabadállam
  • Indonesian: Free State
  • Irish: an Saorstát Oráisteach
  • Italian: Free State
  • Japanese: オレンジ自由州
  • Japanese: フリーステイト州
  • Japanese: フリー・ステイト州
  • Kannada: ಮುಕ್ತ ರಾಜ್ಯ
  • Korean: 오렌지 자유주
  • Korean: 프리스테이트주
  • Latin: Civitas Libera
  • Latin: Civitas libera
  • Latvian: Frīsteita
  • Lithuanian: Fristeitas
  • Macedonian: Фристејт
  • Malay (generic): Free State
  • Malayalam: ഫ്രീ സ്റ്റേറ്റ്
  • Marathi: फ्री राज्य
  • Marathi: फ्री स्टेट
  • Min Nan Chinese: Chū-iû Pang-kok Séng
  • Northern Frisian: Freistoot (Prowins)
  • Northern Frisian: Freistoot
  • Norwegian: Freistata
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Free State
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Freistata
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Fristaten
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Free State
  • Novial: Liberi State
  • Persian: ایالت آزاد (استان)
  • Persian: ایالت آزاد
  • Polish: Wolne Państwo
  • Polish: Wolne Państwo Orania
  • Portuguese: Estado Livre
  • Portuguese: Free state
  • Portuguese: Província do Estado Livre
  • Romanian: Free State
  • Romanian: Provincia Free State
  • Russian: Свободное государство
  • Russian: Фри-Стейт
  • Scots: Free State
  • Serbian: Fri Stejt
  • Serbian: Фри Стејт
  • Serbo-Croatian: Free State
  • Serbo-Croatian: Slobodna Država
  • Sinhalese: නිදහස් රාජ්‍ය
  • Somali: Free State Province
  • Sotho, Northern: Free State
  • Sotho, Southern: Foreisetata
  • Sotho, Southern: Foreistata
  • Sotho, Southern: Freistata
  • Spanish: Free State Province
  • Spanish: Provincia del Estado Libre
  • Swahili (generic): Dola Huru
  • Swahili (generic): Free State
  • Swahili (generic): Vrystaat
  • Swati: Free State
  • Swati: Fuleyistata
  • Swedish: Free State
  • Swedish: Fristaten
  • Swedish: Fristatsprovinsen
  • Tajik: Фри-Стейт
  • Tajik: Фрӣ-Стейт
  • Tamil: விடுதலை இராச்சியம்
  • Telugu: ఫ్రీ రాష్ట్రము
  • Telugu: ఫ్రీ స్టేట్
  • Thai: รัฐอิสระ
  • Tswana: Foreistata
  • Tswana: Free State
  • Turkish: Özgür Devlet
  • Ukrainian: Вільна держава
  • Ukrainian: Фрі-Стейт
  • Urdu: آزاد اسٹیٹ (صوبہ)
  • Urdu: آزاد ریاست (صوبہ)
  • Urdu: فری سٹیٹ
  • Venda: Free State
  • Vietnamese: Free State
  • Volapük: Libatatiän
  • Waray (Philippines): Free State
  • Welsh: Free State
  • Western Panjabi: فری سٹیٹ
  • Wu Chinese: 自由邦省
  • Xhosa: IPhondo yaFreyistata
  • Yoruba: Free State
  • Yue Chinese: 自由邦
  • Zulu: IFleyistata
  • Zulu: IFuleyisitata
  • OFS
  • Province of the Orange Free State
  • Stato libero
  • Vapaavaltio

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