Loerie, Eastern Cape
|• Total||2.77 km2 (1.07 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,000/km2 (2,600/sq mi)|
|Racial makeup (2011)|
|• Black African||37.7%|
|First languages (2011)|
|Postal code (street)||6370|
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.
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.
- "Main Place Loerie". Census 2011.
- "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 279.
- http://www.baviaans.net/index.php?page=information®ion_id=3&town_id=4 Loerie history
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