Is a City of 130,000 people counted in the census of 2011. It now has a Population of about about 640,000 inhabitants. Spoken languages are Sepedi, TshTsonga, TshiVenda, IsiNdebele and English and Afrikaans.
It is the capital of the Limpopo Province. It is South Africa's largest urban centre North of Gauteng. It used to be known as Pietersburg. Polokwane or “Place of Safety” is the largest urban centre in the Province. Polokwane is said to have been founded because of the presence of gold in the Area, but today Polokwane is primarily an Agricultural centre, with many Farms being located in the Area.
Polokwane has great restaurants, art galleries,museums, jazz clubs and shopping centres. It's also called the gateway City because it's a stepping stone to a diversity of natural attractions from Mountains to wilderness Areas.
Polokwane has a lively and bustling downtown area, set around the pleasantly green and artistic civic centre. Here you can visit the Polokwane Art Museum which has an excellent collection of South African art, check out the early history of the city in the fascinating photographs on display at the Hugh Exton Photographic Museum, and take a rewarding stroll through Irish House, a bright green building with a comprehensive collection of exhibits from pre-history to Victorian and modern times. North of the city is Bakone Malapa Museum, an open air ‘living' museum that showcases traditional northern Sotho culture.