Clarkson, Eastern Cape

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Clarkson
Coordinates: 34°00′36″S24°20′28″E / 34.010°S 24.341°E / -34.010; 24.341 Coordinates: 34°00′36″S24°20′28″E / 34.010°S 24.341°E / -34.010; 24.341
Country South Africa
Province Eastern Cape
District Sarah Baartman
Municipality Kou-Kamma
Area
[1]
  Total2.27 km2 (0.88 sq mi)
Population
(2011) [1]
  Total1,824
  Density800/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
[1]
   Black African 40.3%
   Coloured 58.4%
   Indian/Asian 0.1%
   White 0.2%
  Other1.0%
First languages (2011)
[1]
   Afrikaans 63.3%
   Xhosa 33.3%
   Sotho 1.4%
   English 1.2%
  Other0.9%
Time zone UTC+2 (SAST)
PO box
6302
Area code 042

Clarkson is a town in Kou-Kamma Local Municipality in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa.

Kou-Kamma Local Municipality Local municipality in Eastern Cape, South Africa

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 "Main Place Clarkson". Census 2011.
  2. Raper, Peter E. (1987). Dictionary of Southern African Place Names. Internet Archive. p. 118. Retrieved 28 August 2013.