Albertinia, Western Cape

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Albertinia
Albertinia is located in South Africa
Albertinia
Albertinia
 Albertinia shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 34°12′S 21°35′E / 34.200°S 21.583°E / -34.200; 21.583Coordinates: 34°12′S 21°35′E / 34.200°S 21.583°E / -34.200; 21.583
Country South Africa
Province Western Cape
District Eden
Municipality Hessequa
Area[1]
 • Total 5.76 km2 (2.22 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 6,372
 • Density 1,100/km2 (2,900/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 10.6%
 • Coloured 68.5%
 • Indian/Asian 0.3%
 • White 20.1%
 • Other 0.5%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Afrikaans 94.2%
 • English 2.8%
 • Other 3.0%
Postal code (street) 6695
PO box 6695
Area code 028

Albertinia is a settlement in Eden District Municipality in the Western Cape province of South Africa.

Village 50 km west of Mossel Bay. It was laid out in 1900 on the farm Grootfontein and became a municipality in 1920. The name is derived from the surname of Johannes Rudolph Albertyn (1847-1920), the first Dutch Reformed minister to serve the community.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Albertinia". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 56.