Motherwell, Eastern Cape

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Motherwell
Motherwell is located in South Africa
Motherwell
Motherwell
 Motherwell shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 33°48′14″S 25°34′48″E / 33.804°S 25.580°E / -33.804; 25.580Coordinates: 33°48′14″S 25°34′48″E / 33.804°S 25.580°E / -33.804; 25.580
Country South Africa
Province Eastern Cape
Municipality Nelson Mandela Bay
Area[1]
 • Total 25.86 km2 (9.98 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 140,351
 • Density 5,400/km2 (14,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 99.2%
 • Coloured 0.3%
 • Indian/Asian 0.1%
 • White 0.1%
 • Other 0.4%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Xhosa 93.1%
 • English 2.9%
 • Other 4.0%
Postal code (street) 6211
PO box 6213

Motherwell is a town in Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa.

Motherwell was planned to accommodate the black squatters who were relocated from Zwide and Veeplaas, and construction began in 1984.[2] In 2004, it was described by a BBC correspondent as "a proud and sport-loving township which is struggling with unemployment and HIV/Aids".[3]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Motherwell". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ "Motherwell Urban Renewal Programme". Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality. Retrieved 25 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "South Africa diary: Day Three". BBC News. Retrieved 25 August 2013.