Chintsa

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Chintsa
Chintsa
Chintsa
Chintsa is located in South Africa
Chintsa
Chintsa
 Chintsa shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 32°49′S 28°6′E / 32.817°S 28.100°E / -32.817; 28.100Coordinates: 32°49′S 28°6′E / 32.817°S 28.100°E / -32.817; 28.100
Country South Africa
Province Eastern Cape
District Amathole
Municipality Great Kei
Area[1]
 • Total 4.10 km2 (1.58 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 1,740
 • Density 420/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 83.8%
 • Coloured 0.6%
 • Indian/Asian 0.2%
 • White 14.5%
 • Other 0.9%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Xhosa 81.4%
 • English 12.1%
 • Afrikaans 4.3%
 • Other 2.3%

Chintsa (formerly Cintsa)[2] is a village in the Wild Coast region of the Eastern Cape province, South Africa. It is situated 38 km north-east from East London,[3] at the mouth of the Cintsa river.

There are two resort areas catering to tourists interested in sea fishing to the east and west of the river.[4]

The village is in Xhosa country. It has a laid-back atmosphere with low-cost accommodation and unspoilt white sand beaches in Chintsa East, backed by forested dunes, lagoons and rivers.[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Chintsa". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ Jenkins, Elwyn (2007), Falling into place: the story of modern South African place names, David Philip Publishers, p. 75 
  3. ^ "Cintsa South Africa". drakensberg-tourism.com. Retrieved 2009-09-10. 
  4. ^ Ivor Whibley (2003). The South African Fisherman. Struik. p. 122. ISBN 1-86872-802-1. 
  5. ^ Mary Fitzpatrick, Kate Armstrong (2006). South Africa, Lesotho & Swaziland. Lonely Planet. ISBN 1-74059-970-5. 
  6. ^ Tony Pinchuck, Barbara McCrea, Donald Reid (2002). Rough guide to South Africa, Lesotho & Swaziland. Rough Guides. p. 421. ISBN 1-85828-853-3.