Ngqeleni

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Ngqeleni
Ngqeleni is located in South Africa
Ngqeleni
Ngqeleni
 Ngqeleni shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 31°40′12″S 29°01′41″E / 31.670°S 29.028°E / -31.670; 29.028Coordinates: 31°40′12″S 29°01′41″E / 31.670°S 29.028°E / -31.670; 29.028
Country South Africa
Province Eastern Cape
District O.R.Tambo
Municipality Nyandeni
Area[1]
 • Total 2.28 km2 (0.88 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 2,629
 • Density 1,200/km2 (3,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 97.2%
 • Coloured 1.6%
 • Indian/Asian 0.3%
 • White 0.3%
 • Other 0.5%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Xhosa 87.4%
 • English 7.0%
 • Sign language 1.6%
 • Northern Sotho 1.1%
 • Other 3.0%
Postal code (street) 5140
PO box 5140
Area code 047

Ngqeleni is a town in O.R.Tambo District Municipality in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa.

Village in West Pondoland, 32km southeast of Umtata and about 40km north-north-west of Coffee Bay. The name is derived from Xhosa ngqele, ‘cold’ or ‘frost’. Coldstream, which flows past it, may have a name translated from Ngqeleni, ‘at the cold’.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Ngqeleni". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 335.