Riviersonderend

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This article is about the town. For the river, see Sonderend River. For the mountain range, see Riviersonderend Mountains.
Riviersonderend
Riviersonderend is located in South Africa
Riviersonderend
Riviersonderend
 Riviersonderend shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 34°09′01″S 19°54′52″E / 34.15028°S 19.91444°E / -34.15028; 19.91444Coordinates: 34°09′01″S 19°54′52″E / 34.15028°S 19.91444°E / -34.15028; 19.91444
Country South Africa
Province Western Cape
District Overberg
Municipality Theewaterskloof
Established 1923
Area[1]
 • Total 5.57 km2 (2.15 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 5,245
 • Density 940/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 12.6%
 • Coloured 75.4%
 • Indian/Asian 0.5%
 • White 10.9%
 • Other 0.6%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Afrikaans 86.5%
 • Xhosa 8.3%
 • English 3.1%
 • Other 2.1%
Postal code (street) 7250
PO box 7250
Area code 028

Riviersonderend is a small town in the Overberg region of the Western Cape, South Africa, about 140 kilometres (87 mi) east of Cape Town. It is located on a loop of the Sonderend River, from which it takes its name. In the census of 2011 it was recorded as having a population of 5,245.[1] The N2 national road passes through Riviersonderend, forming its main street; it is 161 kilometres (100 mi) by road from central Cape Town.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Main Place Riviersonderend". Census 2011. 

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