Breidbach

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Breidbach
Nickname(s): Breids, Breidz or Breity
Breidbach is located in South Africa
Breidbach
Breidbach
 Breidbach shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 32°53′S 27°26′E / 32.883°S 27.433°E / -32.883; 27.433Coordinates: 32°53′S 27°26′E / 32.883°S 27.433°E / -32.883; 27.433
Country South Africa
Province Eastern Cape
Municipality Buffalo City
Area[1]
 • Total 2.49 km2 (0.96 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 7,767
 • Density 3,100/km2 (8,100/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 18.2%
 • Coloured 80.8%
 • Indian/Asian 0.4%
 • White 0.3%
 • Other 0.3%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Afrikaans 80.6%
 • Xhosa 14.0%
 • English 3.5%
 • Other 2.0%
Postal code (street) 5601

Breidbach is a suburb of King William's Town in South Africa, situated in the Border region of the Eastern Cape province.

Breidbach was originally established in 1857 as a settlement for members of the British German Legion.[2] The population today consists mostly of Coloureds and Xhosas. The area boasts a rich culture of sports enthusiasts (mainly cricket, rugby and soccer) and church-goers.

Breidbach has two schools, a primary school and secondary school, both are double-medium (co-ed). The attractions are: night clubs, sports field, clinic, library, community (civic) centre, butchery and churches.

The Yellowwoods waterfalls in the Yellowwoods River, a tributary of the Buffalo River, is to be found near the town.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Breidbach". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ "Breidbach: Entertainment in the 1960's & 70's". Amathole Museum. Retrieved 3 January 2014.