Clanwilliam, Western Cape
Dutch Reform Church building in Clanwilliam
|• Total||15.27 km2 (5.90 sq mi)|
|Elevation||100 m (300 ft)|
|• Density||500/km2 (1,300/sq mi)|
|Racial makeup (2011)|
|• Black African||22.6%|
|First languages (2011)|
|Postal code (street)||8135|
Clanwilliam is a town in the Olifants River valley in the Western Cape, South Africa, about 200 kilometres (120 mi) north of Cape Town. It is located in, and the seat of, the Cederberg Local Municipality. As of 2011[update] Clanwilliam had a population of 7,674.
Clanwilliam is situated at an elevation of 100 metres (330 ft), between the western slopes of the Cederberg mountains and the east bank of the Olifants River, which is impounded there by the Clanwilliam Dam. It is located just off the N7 national road, which runs from Cape Town to the Namibian border, and on the R364 road, which runs from Lamberts Bay to Calvinia. Clanwilliam is 230 kilometres (140 mi) from Cape Town by road.
The Dutch Reform Church has been a scheduled national monument since 1973. The mission there used to run a school where Harold Cressy once taught whilst studying to become the first coloured man to gain a degree in Cape Town.
- "Chronological order of town establishment in South Africa based on Floyd (1960:20-26)". pp. xlv–lii.
- "Main Place Clanwilliam". Census 2011.
- Chief Directorate: National Geo-spatial Information (2003). 3218BB Clanwilliam (Map). 1:50 000. South Africa Topographic (3rd ed.).
- Old Dutch Reform Church, SAHRA, retrieved 16 August 2014
- Verwey, ed. by: E.J. (1995). New dictionary of South African biography (1st ed. ed.). Pretoria: HSRC Publishers. p. 55. ISBN 0796916489. Retrieved 14 August 2014.
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