Bushbuckridge shown within Mpumalanga

Coordinates: 24°50′17″S 31°04′23″E / 24.83806°S 31.07306°E / -24.83806; 31.07306Coordinates: 24°50′17″S 31°04′23″E / 24.83806°S 31.07306°E / -24.83806; 31.07306
Country South Africa
Province Mpumalanga
District Ehlanzeni
Municipality Bushbuckridge
Established 1884
  Total 1.80 km2 (0.69 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
  Total 2,109
  Density 1,200/km2 (3,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
  Black African 96.9%
  Coloured 0.2%
  Indian/Asian 1.8%
  Other 1.0%
First languages (2011)[1]
  Northern Sotho 32.4%
  Tsonga 22.4%
  Sotho 19.4%
  Swazi 9.0%
  Other 16.7%
Postal code (street) 1280
PO box 1280

Bushbuckridge (Afrikaans: Bosbokrand) is the main town in Bushbuckridge Local Municipality, Ehlanzeni District, Mpumalanga, South Africa.[1] The name Bushbuck Ridge was given because of the large herds of bushbuck found here in the 1880s, and the prominent WNW-ESE ridge in the southeastern part of the municipality.[2] The town of Bushbuckridge grew around a trading store that opened in 1884.

The suburbs and rural areas to the south of Bushbuckridge constitute a "sub place", called Bushbuckridge NU with a 2011 population of 1070, covering 1,587.56 square kilometres (613 sq mi).[3]

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