Ashton, Western Cape

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Ashton
Sunset over Ashton
Sunset over Ashton
Ashton is located in South Africa
Ashton
Ashton
 Ashton shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 33°50′5″S 20°3′17″E / 33.83472°S 20.05472°E / -33.83472; 20.05472Coordinates: 33°50′5″S 20°3′17″E / 33.83472°S 20.05472°E / -33.83472; 20.05472
Country South Africa
Province Western Cape
District Cape Winelands
Municipality Langeberg
Area[1]
 • Total 23.5 km2 (9.1 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 13,325
 • Density 570/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 40.9%
 • Coloured 53.4%
 • Indian/Asian 0.2%
 • White 5.0%
 • Other 0.4%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Afrikaans 58.6%
 • Xhosa 35.7%
 • English 1.4%
 • Sotho 1.3%
 • Other 2.9%
Postal code (street) 6715
PO box 6715
Area code 023

Ashton is a small town in the Western Cape in South Africa. The town is situated in a luscious valley famous for its great wines and fruit.

Town at the foot of the Langeberg, 10km south-west of Montagu and 19km east-south-east of Robertson. It was established in 1897 on the farm Roodewal and attained municipal status in January 1956. Named after the first station-master.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Sum of the Main Places Zolani and Ashton from Census 2011.
  2. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 63.