Klipplaat

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Klipplaat
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Klipplaat
Coordinates: 33°01′05″S24°20′24″E / 33.018°S 24.340°E / -33.018; 24.340 Coordinates: 33°01′05″S24°20′24″E / 33.018°S 24.340°E / -33.018; 24.340
Country South Africa
Province Eastern Cape
District Sarah Baartman
Municipality Dr Beyers Naudé
Area
[1]
  Total12.9 km2 (5.0 sq mi)
Population
(2011) [1]
  Total2,967
  Density230/km2 (600/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
[1]
   Black African 36.7%
   Coloured 61.3%
   Indian/Asian 0.4%
   White 1.1%
  Other0.6%
First languages (2011)
[1]
   Afrikaans 67.7%
   Xhosa 27.3%
   English 2.5%
  Other2.5%
Time zone UTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
6255
PO box
6255
Area code 049

Klipplaat 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

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.

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The town is some 185 km north-west of Port Elizabeth and 75 km south-east of Aberdeen. [2] It takes its name from large slabs of rock on the surface of the ground; from Afrikaans klip: 'stone' or 'rock'; plaat: 'sheet' or 'slab'. [3]

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.

Aberdeen, Eastern Cape Place in Eastern Cape, South Africa

Aberdeen is a small town in the Sarah Baartman District Municipality of the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. With its numerous examples of Victorian architecture, it is one of the architectural conservation areas of the Karoo.

Afrikaans West Germanic language, spoken in South Africa and Namibia

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 Sum of the Main Places Klipplaat and Wongalethu from Census 2011.
  2. Travel distances from Klipplaat
  3. "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 251.