Addo, Eastern Cape

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Addo
Coordinates: 33°34′01″S25°40′59″E / 33.567°S 25.683°E / -33.567; 25.683 Coordinates: 33°34′01″S25°40′59″E / 33.567°S 25.683°E / -33.567; 25.683
Country South Africa
Province Eastern Cape
District Sarah Baartman
Municipality Sundays River Valley
Area
[1]
  Total4.3 km2 (1.7 sq mi)
Population
 (2011) [1]
  Total16,935
  Density3,900/km2 (10,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
[1]
   Black African 82.0%
   Coloured 16.0%
   Indian/Asian 0.1%
   White 1.0%
  Other0.9%
First languages (2011)
[1]
   Xhosa 75.3%
   Afrikaans 18.9%
   English 2.6%
  Other3.2%
Time zone UTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
6105
PO box
6105
Area code 042

Addo is a town in Sarah Baartman District Municipality in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa.

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 languages most spoken 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. The central and eastern part of the province is the traditional home of the indigenous Xhosa people. In 1820 this area began to be settled by Europeans

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Region east of the Sundays River, some 72 km northeast of Port Elizabeth. In 1931 about 680 hectares (1,700 acres) were enclosed to form the Addo Elephant National Park. The name is also borne by a railway station, post office and bridge. Of Khoekhoen origin, the name probably means 'euphorbia ravine'. [2]

Sundays River river in South Africa

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Port Elizabeth Place in Eastern Cape, South Africa

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Addo Elephant National Park A diverse wildlife conservation park near Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape, South Africa

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 Sum of the Main Places Nomathamasanqa and Addo Census 2011.
  2. Raper, Peter E. (1987). Dictionary of Southern African Place Names. Internet Archive. p. 52. Retrieved 28 August 2013.