Paterson, Eastern Cape

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Paterson
Dutch Reformed Church in Paterson
Dutch Reformed Church in Paterson
Paterson is located in South Africa
Paterson
Paterson
 Paterson shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 33°27′00″S 25°58′00″E / 33.45°S 25.966667°E / -33.45; 25.966667Coordinates: 33°27′00″S 25°58′00″E / 33.45°S 25.966667°E / -33.45; 25.966667
Country South Africa
Province Eastern Cape
District Cacadu
Municipality Sundays River Valley
Established 1879
Area[1]
 • Total 4.3 km2 (1.7 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 5,582
 • Density 1,300/km2 (3,400/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 77.0%
 • Coloured 20.4%
 • Indian/Asian 0.3%
 • White 1.5%
 • Other 0.8%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Xhosa 66.7%
 • Afrikaans 23.2%
 • English 5.9%
 • Sign language 1.8%
 • Other 2.3%
Postal code (street) 6130
PO box 6130
Area code 042

Paterson is a settlement in Cacadu District Municipality in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa.

Village some 80 km north-west of Alexandria and 21 km north of Ncanaha. It was laid out in 1879 and named after John Paterson (1822–1880), member of Parliament and founder of the Eastern Province Herald and of the Grey Institute for Boys, who established the town.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Sum of the Main Places Paterson and KwaZenzele from Census 2011.
  2. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 359.