Qumbu

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Qumbu
Qumbu is located in South Africa
Qumbu
Qumbu
 Qumbu shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 31°09′42″S 28°52′05″E / 31.161667°S 28.868056°E / -31.161667; 28.868056Coordinates: 31°09′42″S 28°52′05″E / 31.161667°S 28.868056°E / -31.161667; 28.868056
Country South Africa
Province Eastern Cape
District O.R.Tambo
Municipality Mhlontlo
Area[1]
 • Total 42.31 km2 (16.34 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 4,928
 • Density 120/km2 (300/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 98.8%
 • Coloured 0.5%
 • White 0.1%
 • Other 0.6%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Xhosa 90.0%
 • English 3.3%
 • Sign language 1.9%
 • Zulu 1.1%
 • Other 3.7%
Postal code (street) 5180
PO box 5180
Area code 047

Qumbu is a town in O.R.Tambo District Municipality in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa.

The town is 61km north of Mthatha and was founded in 1876. The name is of isiXhosa origin, derived from amazimba aqumbu, ‘the corn has budded’, or ‘the corn is swollen’, referring to a tribal war which occurred at that time of the year.[2]

The nearest hospital is Nessie Knight Hospital.[3]

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