Mamre, Western Cape

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Mamre
De Kleine Post in Memre
De Kleine Post in Memre
Mamre is located in South Africa
Mamre
Mamre
 Mamre shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 33°31′00″S 18°28′00″E / 33.516667°S 18.466667°E / -33.516667; 18.466667Coordinates: 33°31′00″S 18°28′00″E / 33.516667°S 18.466667°E / -33.516667; 18.466667
Country South Africa
Province Western Cape
Municipality City of Cape Town
Area[1]
 • Total 1.87 km2 (0.72 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 9,048
 • Density 4,800/km2 (13,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 3.0%
 • Coloured 94.6%
 • Indian/Asian 0.3%
 • White 0.3%
 • Other 1.8%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Afrikaans 92.3%
 • English 6.0%
 • Other 1.6%
Postal code (street) 7349
PO box 7347

Mamre is a town in the City of Cape Town metropolitan municipality in the Western Cape province of South Africa. It is situated approximately 30 kilometres (20 mi) north of central Cape Town, close to the town of Atlantis.

Mamre was established as a village and mission station in 1808 by Moravian missionaries. It was at first known as Groene Kloof after the Dutch East India Company post established there in 1701 and abandoned in 1791. It was subsequently renamed after the biblical Mamre (Gen. 13:18), a name said to mean "fattiness".[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Mamre". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 295.