Klipplaat

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Klipplaat
Dutch Reformed Church in Klipplaat
Dutch Reformed Church in Klipplaat
Klipplaat is located in South Africa
Klipplaat
Klipplaat
 Klipplaat shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 33°01′05″S 24°20′24″E / 33.018°S 24.340°E / -33.018; 24.340Coordinates: 33°01′05″S 24°20′24″E / 33.018°S 24.340°E / -33.018; 24.340
Country South Africa
Province Eastern Cape
District Cacadu
Municipality Ikwezi
Area[1]
 • Total 12.9 km2 (5.0 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 2,967
 • Density 230/km2 (600/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 36.7%
 • Coloured 61.3%
 • Indian/Asian 0.4%
 • White 1.1%
 • Other 0.6%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Afrikaans 67.7%
 • Xhosa 27.3%
 • English 2.5%
 • Other 2.5%
Postal code (street) 6255
PO box 6255
Area code 049

Klipplaat is a town in Cacadu District Municipality in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa.

The town is some 185 km north-west of Port Elizabeth and 75 km south-east of Aberdeen.[2] It takes its name from large slabs of rock on the surface of the ground; from Afrikaans klip: 'stone' or 'rock'; plaat: 'sheet' or 'slab'.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Sum of the Main Places Klipplaat and Wongalethu from Census 2011.
  2. ^ Travel distances from Klipplaat
  3. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 251.