Aberdeen, Eastern Cape

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Aberdeen
Coordinates: 32°29′S24°4′E / 32.483°S 24.067°E / -32.483; 24.067 Coordinates: 32°29′S24°4′E / 32.483°S 24.067°E / -32.483; 24.067
Country South Africa
Province Eastern Cape
District Sarah Baartman
Municipality Dr Beyers Naudé
Established1856 [1]
Area
[2]
  Total15.4 km2 (5.9 sq mi)
Population
(2011) [2]
  Total7,162
  Density470/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
[2]
   Black African 19.4%
   Coloured 73.0%
   Indian/Asian 0.4%
   White 6.7%
  Other0.4%
First languages (2011)
[2]
   Afrikaans 80.7%
   Xhosa 15.5%
   English 2.2%
  Other1.6%
Time zone UTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
6270
PO box
6270
Area code 049

Aberdeen is a small town in the Sarah Baartman District Municipality of the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. With its numerous examples of Victorian architecture, it is one of the architectural conservation areas of the Karoo.

Sarah Baartman District Municipality District municipality in Eastern Cape, South Africa

Sarah Baartman District Municipality is situated in the western part of the Eastern Cape province, covering an area of 58 242 square kilometres. The area of the district municipality includes nine local municipalities. The seat of Sarah Baartman is the city of Port Elizabeth, although Port Elizabeth is not itself in the district. The largest languages among the 388,201 people are Xhosa and Afrikaans.. The district code is DC10.

Eastern Cape Province of South Africa

The Eastern Cape is a province of South Africa. Its capital is Bhisho, but its two largest cities are Port Elizabeth and East London. It was formed in 1994 out of the Xhosa homelands or bantustans of Transkei and Ciskei, together with the eastern portion of the Cape Province. It is the landing place and home of the 1820 Settlers. The central and eastern part of the province is the traditional home of the Xhosa people.

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Town some 55 km south-west of Graaff-Reinet, 155 km east-south-east of Beaufort West, 32 km south of the Camdeboo Mountains. Laid out on the farm Brakkefontein as a settlement of the Dutch Reformed Church in 1856, it became a municipality in 1858. It is named after Aberdeen in Scotland, birthplace of the Reverend Andrew Murray of Graaff-Reinet, relieving minister. [3]

Graaff-Reinet Place in Eastern Cape, South Africa

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The Dutch Reformed Church was the largest Christian denomination in the Netherlands from the onset of the Protestant Reformation until 1930. It was the foremost Protestant denomination, and—since 1892—one of the two major Reformed denominations along with the Reformed Churches in the Netherlands.

The Aberdeen Provincial Hospital is situated in Aberdeen.

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References

  1. "Chronological order of town establishment in South Africa based on Floyd (1960:20-26)" (PDF). pp. xlv–lii.
  2. 1 2 3 4 Sum of the Main Places Aberdeen and Thembalesizwe from Census 2011.
  3. Raper, Peter E. (1987). Dictionary of Southern African Place Names. Internet Archive. p. 51. Retrieved 28 August 2013.