Three Anchor Bay

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Three Anchor Bay

Drieankerbaai
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Dutch Reformed Church in Three Anchor Bay
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Three Anchor Bay
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Three Anchor Bay
Coordinates: 33°54′30″S18°23′45″E / 33.90833°S 18.39583°E / -33.90833; 18.39583 Coordinates: 33°54′30″S18°23′45″E / 33.90833°S 18.39583°E / -33.90833; 18.39583
Country South Africa
Province Western Cape
Municipality City of Cape Town
Main Place Cape Town
Area
[1]
  Total0.29 km2 (0.11 sq mi)
Population
(2011) [1]
  Total2,225
  Density7,700/km2 (20,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
[1]
   Black African 14.9%
   Coloured 8.9%
   Indian/Asian 3.5%
   White 67.8%
  Other5.0%
First languages (2011)
[1]
   English 67.9%
   Afrikaans 16.4%
   Xhosa 4.3%
   Zulu 1.0%
  Other10.4%
Time zone UTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
8005

Three Anchor Bay is a suburb of Cape Town in the Western Cape province of South Africa.

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Small anchorage in Table Bay. The name, first encountered in 1661, possibly refers to anchors securing chains stretched as defence across the bay. The form Drieankerbaai is preferred for official purposes. [2]

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 "Sub Place Three Anchor Bay". Census 2011.
  2. Raper, Peter E. (1987). Dictionary of Southern African Place Names. Internet Archive. p. 433. Retrieved 28 August 2013.