Kenton-on-Sea

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Kenton-on-Sea
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Kenton-on-Sea
Coordinates: 33°40′59″S26°39′32″E / 33.683°S 26.659°E / -33.683; 26.659 Coordinates: 33°40′59″S26°39′32″E / 33.683°S 26.659°E / -33.683; 26.659
Country South Africa
Province Eastern Cape
District Sarah Baartman
Municipality Ndlambe
Area
[1]
  Total5.18 km2 (2.00 sq mi)
Population
(2011) [1]
  Total5,154
  Density990/km2 (2,600/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
[1]
   Black African 80.5%
   Coloured 1.4%
   Indian/Asian 0.2%
   White 17.4%
  Other0.6%
First languages (2011)
[1]
   Xhosa 71.4%
   English 20.2%
   Afrikaans 5.7%
  Other2.7%
Time zone UTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
6191
Websitewww.kenton.co.za

Kenton-on-Sea, more commonly known as Kenton, is a small coastal town on the Sunshine Coast, in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. It is situated between the Bushmans and the Kariega Rivers, and lies approximately halfway between the industrial centres of East London (180 kilometres (110 mi)) and Port Elizabeth (130 kilometres (81 mi)). Kenton is part of the Ndlambe Local Municipality in the Sarah Baartman District Municipality of the Eastern Cape.

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. It is the landing place and home of the 1820 Settlers. The central and eastern part of the province is the traditional home of the Xhosa people.

South Africa Republic in the southernmost part of Africa

South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa (RSA), is the southernmost country in Africa. It is bounded to the south by 2,798 kilometres (1,739 mi) of coastline of Southern Africa stretching along the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans; to the north by the neighbouring countries of Namibia, Botswana, and Zimbabwe; and to the east and northeast by Mozambique and Eswatini (Swaziland); and it surrounds the enclaved country of Lesotho. South Africa is the largest country in Southern Africa and the 25th-largest country in the world by land area and, with over 57 million people, is the world's 24th-most populous nation. It is the southernmost country on the mainland of the Old World or the Eastern Hemisphere. About 80 percent of South Africans are of Sub-Saharan African ancestry, divided among a variety of ethnic groups speaking different African languages, nine of which have official status. The remaining population consists of Africa's largest communities of European (White), Asian (Indian), and multiracial (Coloured) ancestry.

Boesmans River (Eastern Cape) river in South Africa

Boesmans River is a river in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. It originates north of Kirkwood and runs east past Alicedale, before it turns and twists south and east to Kenton on Sea, where it mouths into the Indian Ocean through a tidal estuary only 1.7 km to the SW of the mouth of the Kariega River.

The town has a population of just over 5000 people. [2] Unusual for a small town in South Africa, Kenton is predominantly English-speaking, except for the suburb of Ekuphumleni, which has a population of about 3600 people and is exclusively Xhosa-speaking. [3] The village of Boesmansriviermond on the opposite banks of the Bushman's River is predominantly Afrikaans-speaking.

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 "Main Place Kenton-on-Sea". Census 2011.
  2. http://census2011.adrianfrith.com/place/265012
  3. http://census.adrianfrith.com/place/20505