Quick Facts about Limpopo
The Limpopo Province is the proud possessor of South Africa’s two largest trees, both of which are baobabs estimated to be well over 2,000 years old. The Adansonia digitata (baobab) is found near Zwigodini, Tshipise in Venda and is 22m high and has a 38m crown diameter.
The Glencoe Baobab is located just outside the town of Hoedspruit and is 17m high and 37m crown diameter with a stem diameter of 15.9 metres making it the second largest tree in the country. These two trees are some of the 20 trees or groups of trees declared champion trees by the former minister of water affairs and forestry, Lindiwe Hendricks, under section 12 of the National Forests Act (Act no 84 of 1998). Both trees are prominent tourist attractions in the Limpopo Province.
|Languages||Sesotho 52.1 %
|Population||5 355 172 (2006)
|Share of South Africa population||11.3%|
|Area||125 755 square kilometer|
|Share of total SA area||10.3%|
||43 people per square kilometer|
|Gross Regional Product||R81.3- billion (2003)|
|Share of total SA GDP
|Districts and Local Municipalities||5 District Municipalities, 25 Local Municipalities|
|Mr Cassel Charlie Mathale|