Peddie, Eastern Cape

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Peddie
Peddie is located in South Africa
Peddie
Peddie
 Peddie shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 33°11′46″S 27°06′58″E / 33.196°S 27.116°E / -33.196; 27.116Coordinates: 33°11′46″S 27°06′58″E / 33.196°S 27.116°E / -33.196; 27.116
Country South Africa
Province Eastern Cape
District Amathole
Municipality Ngqushwa
Established 1835
Area[1]
 • Total 37.32 km2 (14.41 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 4,658
 • Density 120/km2 (320/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 98.2%
 • Coloured 1.4%
 • Indian/Asian 0.1%
 • White 0.2%
 • Other 0.2%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Xhosa 86.4%
 • English 7.5%
 • Afrikaans 1.5%
 • Other 4.6%
Postal code (street) 5640
PO box 5640
Area code 040

Peddie is a town in Amathole District Municipality in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa.

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.[2]

A large provincial hospital on the outskirts of Peddie is named Nompumelelo Hospital.[3]

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