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Willowmore
Coordinates: 33°17′S23°29′E / 33.283°S 23.483°E / -33.283; 23.483 Coordinates: 33°17′S23°29′E / 33.283°S 23.483°E / -33.283; 23.483
Country South Africa
Province Eastern Cape
District Sarah Baartman
Municipality Dr Beyers Naudé
Area
[1]
  Total21.74 km2 (8.39 sq mi)
Population
(2011) [1]
  Total7,678
  Density350/km2 (910/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
[1]
   Black African 10.0%
   Coloured 86.3%
   Indian/Asian 0.2%
   White 3.0%
  Other0.6%
First languages (2011)
[1]
   Afrikaans 94.6%
   Xhosa 3.2%
   English 1.2%
  Other1.0%
Time zone UTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
6445
PO box
6445
Area code 044

Willowmore 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.

South Africa Republic in the southernmost part of Africa

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The town is situated 140km north-east of Knysna and 117km south-west of Aberdeen. It was laid out in 1862 on the farm The Willows. It is uncertain whether the name is derived from this farm name and that of its owner, William Moore, or from the maiden name of Petronella Catharina Lehmkuhl and a willow-tree near her house. [2]

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 "Main Place Willowmore". Census 2011.
  2. "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 473.