Peddie, Eastern Cape
|• Total||37.32 km2 (14.41 sq mi)|
|• Density||120/km2 (320/sq mi)|
|Racial makeup (2011)|
|• Black African||98.2%|
|First languages (2011)|
|Postal code (street)||5640|
The town is situated 55km south-west of King William's Town and 67km east of Grahamstown. It developed from a frontier post established in 1835 and named Fort Peddie, and became a municipality in 1905. Named after Lieuteant-Colonel John Peddie (?-1840), who led the 72nd Highlanders against the Xhosa in the Sixth Frontier War.
A large provincial hospital on the outskirts of Peddie is named Nompumelelo Hospital.
- "Main Place Peddie". Census 2011.
- "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 359.
- Eastern Cape Dept of Health official website
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