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Signboard on the R331 outside Patensie
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Coordinates: 33°45′32″S24°48′53″E / 33.75889°S 24.81472°E / -33.75889; 24.81472 Coordinates: 33°45′32″S24°48′53″E / 33.75889°S 24.81472°E / -33.75889; 24.81472
Country South Africa
Province Eastern Cape
District Sarah Baartman
Municipality Kouga
Established1858 [1]
  Total6.23 km2 (2.41 sq mi)
(2011) [2]
  Density840/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
   Black African 39.7%
   Coloured 50.2%
   Indian/Asian 0.2%
   White 8.0%
First languages (2011)
   Afrikaans 70.0%
   Xhosa 24.9%
   English 1.4%
Time zone UTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
PO box
Area code 042

Patensie is a town in Sarah Baartman District Municipality in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. Patensie lies along the R331 road just south of Noorshoek. The Kouga Dam is located several kilometres to the west. The name is Khoi in origin, and means "cattle resting place". [3] The town is a centre for the citrus, tobacco, and vegetable farms in the area. [3]

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  1. "Patensie". Gamtoos Tourism. Retrieved 25 February 2012.
  2. 1 2 3 4 "Main Place Patensie". Census 2011.
  3. 1 2 "Cacadu Region". Archived from the original on 3 September 2014. Retrieved 28 August 2014.