General Information

  • Main Cities: Polokwane (capital), Mokopane, Tzaneen, Phalaborwa
  • Airports: Polokwane, Mokopane
  • Economy: Agriculture, Mining, Tourism, Industry

Estimated Statistics
  • Area: 123 900 km2 (10.2%)
  • Population: 5 360 000 (12.4%)
  • GGP 1999: R16bn

The gateway to Zimbabwe, this province borders also with Mozambique and Botswana. Mining is its main source of income, it has rich deposits of copper, chrome, vanadium, diamonds and phosphates. Farming, mainly vegetables are also very important in the Northern Province.

Tourism is on the increase and is fast becoming a popular gateway to the Kruger National Park, the world's best known natural game reserve.

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