Mount Fletcher

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Mount Fletcher
Mount Fletcher is located in South Africa
Mount Fletcher
Mount Fletcher
 Mount Fletcher shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 30°41′31″S 28°30′11″E / 30.692°S 28.503°E / -30.692; 28.503Coordinates: 30°41′31″S 28°30′11″E / 30.692°S 28.503°E / -30.692; 28.503
Country South Africa
Province Eastern Cape
District Joe Gqabi
Municipality Elundini
Area[1]
 • Total 9.23 km2 (3.56 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 11,488
 • Density 1,200/km2 (3,200/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 99.0%
 • Coloured 0.1%
 • Indian/Asian 0.3%
 • Other 0.5%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Xhosa 62.4%
 • Sotho 32.2%
 • English 1.8%
 • Other 3.6%
PO box 4770
Area code 039

Mount Fletcher is a town in Joe Gqabi District Municipality in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa, 69 km north-north-east of Maclear.

Founded in 1882, it takes its name from the mountain nearby. This was probably named after the Reverend John Fletcher of Madeley in England, a friend of John Wesley, although it is stated to have been named after a Captain Fletcher who was stationed there.[2]

The provincial hospital in Mount Fletcher is named Tayler Bequest.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Mount Fletcher". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 318. 
  3. ^ http://www.ecdoh.gov.za/hospitals/57/Tayler_Bequest_Hospital Eastern Cape Dept of Health website