Coldstream, Eastern Cape

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Coldstream
Coordinates: 33°57′47″S23°42′54″E / 33.963°S 23.715°E / -33.963; 23.715 Coordinates: 33°57′47″S23°42′54″E / 33.963°S 23.715°E / -33.963; 23.715
Country South Africa
Province Eastern Cape
District Sarah Baartman
Municipality Kou-Kamma
Area
[1]
  Total2.53 km2 (0.98 sq mi)
Population
(2011) [1]
  Total1,657
  Density650/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
[1]
   Black African 33.0%
   Coloured 62.1%
   Indian/Asian 0.1%
   White 4.0%
  Other0.7%
First languages (2011)
[1]
   Afrikaans 72.4%
   Xhosa 22.7%
   English 2.9%
  Other2.0%
Time zone UTC+2 (SAST)
PO box
6311

Coldstream 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 largest languages among the 388,201 people are Xhosa and Afrikaans.. The district code is DC10.

Eastern Cape Province of South Africa

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Village east of Plettenberg Bay on the Tsitsikamma coast. Famous for a burial stone excavated nearby in 1910, depicting a prehistoric artist holding brush-feather and palette, indicating that rock paintings were being executed in South Africa some 2,000 years ago. Said to be named after a cold stream flowing past. [2]

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 "Main Place Coldstream". Census 2011.
  2. "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 119.