Elliot, Eastern Cape

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Elliot
Town Hall in Elliot
Town Hall in Elliot
Elliot is located in South Africa
Elliot
Elliot
 Elliot shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 31°20′S 27°51′E / 31.333°S 27.850°E / -31.333; 27.850Coordinates: 31°20′S 27°51′E / 31.333°S 27.850°E / -31.333; 27.850
Country South Africa
Province Eastern Cape
District Chris Hani
Municipality Sakhisizwe
Established 1885
Area[1]
 • Total 28.85 km2 (11.14 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 14,376
 • Density 500/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 93.9%
 • Coloured 2.6%
 • Indian/Asian 0.4%
 • White 2.7%
 • Other 0.3%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Xhosa 87.1%
 • Afrikaans 4.5%
 • English 4.5%
 • Sign language 1.7%
 • Other 2.3%
Postal code (street) 5460
PO box 5460
Area code 045

Elliot is a town in Chris Hani District Municipality in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa.

Town on the Slang River, 80 km south-west of Maclear and 65 km south-east of Barkly East.[2] It was established in 1885 and became a municipality in 1911. Named after Sir Henry George Elliot (1826-1912), Chief Magistrate of the Transkeian territories from 1891 to 1902.[3]

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