Imvani

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Imvani
Imvani is located in South Africa
Imvani
Imvani
 Imvani shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 31°57′14″S 26°58′30″E / 31.954°S 26.975°E / -31.954; 26.975Coordinates: 31°57′14″S 26°58′30″E / 31.954°S 26.975°E / -31.954; 26.975
Country South Africa
Province Eastern Cape
District Chris Hani
Municipality Lukhanji
Area[1]
 • Total 0.50 km2 (0.19 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 460
 • Density 920/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 99.6%
 • Other 0.4%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Xhosa 91.3%
 • English 3.5%
 • Zulu 1.5%
 • S. Ndebele 1.3%
 • Other 2.4%

Imvani is a settlement some 30 km north of Cathcart and 30 km west of St Marks. It takes its name from the river nearby which in turn was named after a type of wild asparagus, A. stipulacens, the roots of which are eaten either raw or cooked. The form iMvani has been approved.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Imvani". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ Raper, Peter E. (1987). Dictionary of Southern African Place Names. Internet Archive. p. 222. Retrieved 28 August 2013.