Faure, South Africa

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Faure is located in South Africa
 Faure shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 34°01′52″S 18°45′11″E / 34.031°S 18.753°E / -34.031; 18.753Coordinates: 34°01′52″S 18°45′11″E / 34.031°S 18.753°E / -34.031; 18.753
Country South Africa
Province Western Cape
Municipality City of Cape Town
PO box 7131

Faure is a hamlet some 16 km south-west of Stellenbosch and 13 km north-west of Strand. Nearby is the kramat or tomb of Sheik Yusuf (1626-1699), an Islamic expatriate priest. Faure is a common surname; it is uncertain after whom this place was named.[1]

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  1. ^ Raper, Peter E. (1987). Dictionary of Southern African Place Names. Internet Archive. p. 162. Retrieved 28 August 2013.