Province of the Orange River
The Free State is a South African province sprawling over high plains and stretching along the Maluti Mountains bordering Lesotho. Near the sandstone cliffs and Basotho Cultural Village of Golden Gate Highlands National Park is Clarens, a town distinguished by its art galleries. The Anglo-Boer War Museum in South Africa’s judicial capital of Bloemfontein traces the Free State’s history as a Boer republic.
Area: 129,825 km²
OFS Province: 31 May 1910
Orange Free State: 17 February 1854