Kentani

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Centani
Centani is located in South Africa
Centani
Centani
 Centani shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 32°31′00″S 28°19′00″E / 32.516667°S 28.316667°E / -32.516667; 28.316667Coordinates: 32°31′00″S 28°19′00″E / 32.516667°S 28.316667°E / -32.516667; 28.316667
Country South Africa
Province Eastern Cape
District Amathole
Municipality Mnquma
Area[1]
 • Total 4.39 km2 (1.69 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 1,456
 • Density 330/km2 (860/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 96.2%
 • Coloured 0.8%
 • Indian/Asian 0.2%
 • White 1.1%
 • Other 1.7%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Xhosa 93.2%
 • English 1.7%
 • Other 5.1%
Area code 047

Centani is a settlement in Amatole District Municipality in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa.

It was the site of the battle of Centane (Kentani) on 7 February 1878 during the ninth Frontier War, where in more than 300 Xhosa were killed for the loss of only two government soldiers.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Centani". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ "Centani, Eastern Cape". SA Travel Directory. Retrieved 4 January 2014.