Loerie, Eastern Cape

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Loerie
Loerieheuwel
Loerie is located in South Africa
Loerie
Loerie
 Loerie shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 33°52′08″S 25°01′55″E / 33.869°S 25.032°E / -33.869; 25.032Coordinates: 33°52′08″S 25°01′55″E / 33.869°S 25.032°E / -33.869; 25.032
Country South Africa
Province Eastern Cape
District Cacadu
Municipality Kouga
Area[1]
 • Total 2.77 km2 (1.07 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 2,787
 • Density 1,000/km2 (2,600/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 37.7%
 • Coloured 59.1%
 • Indian/Asian 0.8%
 • White 1.7%
 • Other 0.8%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Afrikaans 67.0%
 • Xhosa 28.2%
 • English 2.3%
 • Other 2.4%
Postal code (street) 6370
PO box 6370
Area code 042

Loerie (also known as Loerieheuwel) is a town in Cacadu District Municipality in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa.

Settlement some 25 km north-east of Jeffreys Bay and 11 km north-north-west of the mouth of the Gamtoos River. Said to take its name from the loeries or louries, a type of parrot (Tauraco corythaix) occurring here.[2]

Loerie had a railway station on the Avontuur Railway which closed in 2011.

In 1930, the Eastern Province Cement Company opened a limestone quarry and built a 14 km cableway to transport the stone to the Loerie railway station where it was transhipped to the Avontuur Railway to be processed in a cement factory near Port Elizabeth.[3]

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