Quigney, Eastern Cape

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Quigney
Quigney is located in South Africa
Quigney
Quigney
 Quigney shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 33°00′58″S 27°54′54″E / 33.016°S 27.915°E / -33.016; 27.915Coordinates: 33°00′58″S 27°54′54″E / 33.016°S 27.915°E / -33.016; 27.915
Country South Africa
Province Eastern Cape
Municipality Buffalo City
Main Place East London, Eastern Cape
Area[1]
 • Total 2.01 km2 (0.78 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 11,258
 • Density 5,600/km2 (15,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 75.3%
 • Coloured 5.3%
 • Indian/Asian 3.0%
 • White 15.2%
 • Other 1.2%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Xhosa 54.1%
 • English 26.2%
 • Afrikaans 10.0%
 • Southern Ndebele 1.2%
 • Other 8.5%
Postal code (street) 5201
PO box 5211

Quigney is a suburb of East London in South Africa.

It got its name from the "Gwygney River" according to the earliest maps of East London from September 1847 by William Jervois. The municipality started to sell plots "east of the Quigney River" after 1883.[2]

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