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Coerney
Coordinates: 33°27′32″S25°43′26″E / 33.4588°S 25.724°E / -33.4588; 25.724 Coordinates: 33°27′32″S25°43′26″E / 33.4588°S 25.724°E / -33.4588; 25.724
Country South Africa
Province Eastern Cape
District Sarah Baartman
Municipality Sundays River Valley
Time zone UTC+2 (SAST)

Coerney is a river and railway station 64 km north of Port Elizabeth, on the route to Rosmead, situated in the Sundays River Valley in Sarah Baartman District Municipality. Recorded as early as 1752 (journal of A F Beutler), the name is derived from Khoekhoen and means 'narrow (not "small") forest'. Formerly also known as Hoender Craal, from Dutch parelhoender, 'guinea-fowl'. [1]

Port Elizabeth Place in Eastern Cape, South Africa

Port Elizabeth or The Bay is one of the major cities in South Africa; it is situated in the Eastern Cape Province, 770 km (478 mi) east of Cape Town. The city, often shortened to PE and nicknamed "The Windy City", stretches for 16 km along Algoa Bay, and is one of the major seaports in South Africa. Port Elizabeth is the southernmost large city on the African continent, just farther south than Cape Town. Port Elizabeth was founded as a town in 1820 to house British settlers as a way of strengthening the border region between the Cape Colony and the Xhosa. It now forms part of the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality, which has a population of over 1.3 million.

Rosmead Place in Eastern Cape, South Africa

Rosmead is a village 12 km east of Middelburg and 75 km west-south-west of Steynsburg. It was founded in 1880 and at first named Middelburg Road, but renamed in 1883 after Sir Hercules George Robinson, Lord Rosmead (1824–1897), who was Governor of the Cape Colony from 1880 to 1889.

The Sundays River Valley is a low-lying area along the Sundays River. It forms part of the Sunday's River Valley Local Municipality in Cacadu District Municipality, Eastern Cape, South Africa.

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References

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