Morgans Bay

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Morgans Bay
Morgans Bay is located in South Africa
Morgans Bay
Morgans Bay
 Morgans Bay shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 32°42′14″S 28°20′10″E / 32.704°S 28.336°E / -32.704; 28.336Coordinates: 32°42′14″S 28°20′10″E / 32.704°S 28.336°E / -32.704; 28.336
Country South Africa
Province Eastern Cape
District Amathole
Municipality Great Kei
Established 1822
 • Total 1.36 km2 (0.53 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 321
 • Density 240/km2 (610/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 47.5%
 • Coloured 0.6%
 • Indian/Asian 0.6%
 • White 47.2%
 • Other 4.1%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Xhosa 47.9%
 • English 40.7%
 • Afrikaans 9.5%
 • Other 1.9%
Postal code (street) 5292
PO box n/a

Morgans Bay is a town in Amathole District Municipality in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa.

The holiday village of Morgans Bay was given its current name in 1822, when it was named after A.F. Morgan, the master of the Barracouta, a survey ship of the Royal Navy. The ship was part of an expedition under Captain William Fitzwilliam Owen, sent out by the British Admiralty to survey the coast from Maputo to the mouth of the Keiskamma River. The nearby Bead Beach (Treasure Beach) is the site of a 16th-century Portuguese shipwreck.[2]

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  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Morgans Bay". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ "Morgan Bay Tourism". Retrieved 24 January 2014.