Welkom is the second-largest city in the province. Welkom is known as "Circle City", "City within a Garden", "Mvela" and "Matjhabeng". The city's Sotho name, Matjhabeng, means 'where nations meet', derived from the migrant labour system, where people of various countries such as Lesotho, Malawi and Mozambique met to work in the mines of the gold fields.
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-27.9823° or 27° 58' 56.3" south
26.738° or 26° 44' 16.7" east
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1,376 metres (4,514 feet)
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Also Known As

  • Afrikaans: Welkom
  • Albanian: Welkom
  • Arabic: ولكوم
  • Arabic: ويلكوم
  • Armenian: Վելկոմ
  • Belarusian: Вэлкам
  • Bengali: ওয়েলকম
  • Catalan: Welkom
  • Cebuano: Welkom
  • Chinese: 韋爾科姆
  • Chinese: 韦尔科姆
  • Chinese: 魏爾康
  • Danish: Welkom
  • Dutch: Welkom
  • Egyptian Spoken Arabic: ولكوم
  • English: Motsethabong
  • Esperanto: Welkom
  • Estonian: Welkom
  • Finnish: Welkom
  • French: Welkom
  • Gallegan: Welkom
  • German: Welkom
  • Greek: Γουέλκομ
  • Gujarati: વેલ્કોમ
  • Hakka Chinese: Welkom
  • Hausa: Welkom
  • Hebrew: ולקום
  • Hindi: वेलकम
  • Hungarian: Welkom
  • Indonesian: Welkom
  • Italian: Welkom
  • Japanese: ウェルコム
  • Kannada: ವೆಲ್ಕಮ್
  • Korean: 벨콤
  • Korean: 웰콤
  • Latvian: Velkoma
  • Lithuanian: Velkomas
  • Malagasy: Welkom
  • Malay (generic): Welkom
  • Marathi: वेलकोम
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Welkom
  • Pennsylvania German: Welkom
  • Polish: Welkom
  • Portuguese: Welkom
  • Romanian: Welkom
  • Russian: Велком
  • Sinhalese: වෙල්කොම්
  • Sotho, Northern: Welkom
  • Spanish: Welkom
  • Swahili (generic): Welkom
  • Swedish: Welkom
  • Tamil: வெல்கொம்
  • Telugu: వెల్కోమ్లో
  • Thai: เวลคอมบ์
  • Turkish: Welkom
  • Ukrainian: Велком
  • Urdu: ویلکوم
  • Venda: Welkom
  • Vietnamese: Welkom
  • Zulu: IWelkom

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