|Municipality||Sundays River Valley|
|• Total||1.4 km2 (0.5 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,500/km2 (4,000/sq mi)|
|Racial makeup (2011)|
|• Black African||47.3%|
|First languages (2011)|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (SAST)|
|Postal code (street)|
Enon is a small town in the Eastern Cape in South Africa. It is named after the biblical place mentioned in John 3:23 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) east of Kirkwood and 60 kilometres (37 mi) north-east of Uitenhage.It lies
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