Hawston

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Hawston
Hawston is located in South Africa
Hawston
Hawston
 Hawston shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 34°23′S 19°08′E / 34.383°S 19.133°E / -34.383; 19.133Coordinates: 34°23′S 19°08′E / 34.383°S 19.133°E / -34.383; 19.133
Country South Africa
Province Western Cape
District Overberg
Municipality Overstrand
Area[1]
 • Total 4.65 km2 (1.80 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 8,214
 • Density 1,800/km2 (4,600/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 1.2%
 • Coloured 96.0%
 • Indian/Asian 0.2%
 • White 0.4%
 • Other 2.3%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Afrikaans 95.3%
 • English 3.5%
 • Other 1.2%
Postal code (street) 7202
PO box 7202
Area code 021

Hawston is a village in the Western Cape, South Africa.

A fishing village north-east of Mudge Point, 5 km north-west of Onrusrivier and 11 km from Hermanus. Named after C.R. Haw, a civil commissioner of Caledon.[2]

Located near Cape Town, it is located between Fisherhaven and Onrus and close to Hermanus.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Hawston". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 201. 
  3. ^ Hawston WhaleRock.co.za