Mahikeng also known as Mafikeng and Mafeking is in , South Africa. Its main claim to fame is the fact that Robert Baden-Powell, who would become well-known as the founder of the scouting movement defended the city ingenuously during a siege by making his defending force appear larger than it really was.

Mahikeng Map


  • Location: , , ,
  • Population: 15,100
  • United Nations Location Code: ZA MFK
  • Latitude: -25.8652° or 25° 51' 54.8" south
  • Longitude: 25.6442° or 25° 38' 39.2" east
  • Elevation: 1284 meters (4213 feet)
  • GeoNames ID: 980595

Other Names for Mahikeng

  • Afrikaans: Mafikeng
  • Danish: Mafikeng
  • Dutch: Mafikeng
  • English: Mafikeng
  • French: Mahikeng
  • German: Mafikeng
  • German: Mahikeng
  • Hungarian: Mafeking
  • Italian: Mahikeng
  • Japanese: マフィケング
  • Lithuanian: Mafikengas
  • Polish: Mafeking
  • Portuguese: Mahikeng
  • Serbian: Мафикенг
  • Spanish: Mafikeng
  • Spanish: Mahikeng
  • Swedish: Mafikeng

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