Oviston

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Oviston
Oviston is located in South Africa
Oviston
Oviston
 Oviston shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 30°40′59″S 25°45′58″E / 30.683°S 25.766°E / -30.683; 25.766Coordinates: 30°40′59″S 25°45′58″E / 30.683°S 25.766°E / -30.683; 25.766
Country South Africa
Province Eastern Cape
District Joe Gqabi
Municipality Gariep
Established 1965
Area[1]
 • Total 4.15 km2 (1.60 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 636
 • Density 150/km2 (400/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 14.6%
 • Coloured 46.7%
 • White 38.7%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Afrikaans 72.8%
 • English 15.6%
 • Xhosa 7.6%
 • Sotho 2.2%
 • Other 1.9%
Postal code (street) 9798

Oviston is a settlement in Gariep in Joe Gqabi District Municipality in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa.

Township 8 km north of Venterstad, on the southern bank of the Gariep Dam. It was established in 1964-65 to accommodate workers on the Orange-Fish River Tunnel. The name is derived from the Afrikaans Oranje-Vis-tonnel, ‘Orange-Fish Tunnel’, near the entrance to which it is situated.[2]

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  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Oviston". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 357.