Bonnievale, Western Cape

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Bonnievale
Old railway station in Bonnievale
Old railway station in Bonnievale
Bonnievale is located in South Africa
Bonnievale
Bonnievale
 Bonnievale shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 33°55′39″S 20°6′2″E / 33.92750°S 20.10056°E / -33.92750; 20.10056Coordinates: 33°55′39″S 20°6′2″E / 33.92750°S 20.10056°E / -33.92750; 20.10056
Country South Africa
Province Western Cape
District Cape Winelands
Municipality Langeberg
Established 1922
Area[1]
 • Total 27.07 km2 (10.45 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 9,092
 • Density 340/km2 (870/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 11.1%
 • Coloured 75.3%
 • Indian/Asian 0.2%
 • White 10.7%
 • Other 2.7%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Afrikaans 89.7%
 • Xhosa 6.0%
 • English 1.7%
 • Sotho 1.3%
 • Other 1.3%
Postal code (street) 6730
PO box 6730
Area code 023

Bonnievale is a settlement in Cape Winelands District Municipality in the Western Cape province of South Africa.

Town 64km south-east of Worcester, in the Breede River Valley. Founded in 1922 and named after the railway siding which had been called Vale since its opening in 1902 and Bonnie Vale in 1917. Municipal status was gained in April 1953.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Bonnievale". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 89.