The town of Strydenburg is situated in the Northern Cape province of South Africa.
It was established on the farm Roodepan in 1892. The story goes that there was a conflict over which farm the town should be established on and that gave rise to the name which means "town of argument" in Dutch.
The town has a population of around 3,000 people.
Strydenburg is situated in a semi-desert area and has particularly hot summers.
References and further readingThings ewe never knewe about South African place names - Author: Ann Gadd - Published: 2015 - Page: 204
Southern Africa from the Highway - Author: AA RSA - Published: 1991 - Page: 116
On Route - A region by region guide to South Africa - Author: B.P.J. Erasmus - Published: 1995 - Page: 309
Readers Digest Illustrated Guide to Southern Africa - 4th edition - Author: - Published: 1986 - Page: 87
Conollys Guide to Southern Africa - 2nd edition - Author: Denis Conolly - Published: 1982 - Page: 347