Saldanha, Western Cape

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Saldanha
Saldanha beach
Saldanha beach
Saldanha is located in South Africa
Saldanha
Saldanha
 Saldanha shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 32°59′52″S 17°56′44″E / 32.99778°S 17.94556°E / -32.99778; 17.94556Coordinates: 32°59′52″S 17°56′44″E / 32.99778°S 17.94556°E / -32.99778; 17.94556
Country South Africa
Province Western Cape
District West Coast
Municipality Saldanha Bay
Area[1]
 • Total 17.36 km2 (6.70 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 28,142
 • Density 1,600/km2 (4,200/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 29.9%
 • Coloured 54.3%
 • Indian/Asian 1.4%
 • White 13.5%
 • Other 0.9%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Afrikaans 70.3%
 • Xhosa 19.6%
 • English 7.0%
 • Other 3.1%
Postal code (street) 7395
PO box 7395
Area code 022
This article is about the town. For other uses, see Saldanha.

Saldanha, also known as Saldanha Bay, is a town of 21,636 people, located 110 kilometres (70 mi) north of Cape Town on the northern shore of Saldanha Bay, in the Western Cape province of South Africa. Its situation as a natural sheltered harbour has led to development as a port for the export of iron ore from Sishen in the Northern Cape, which is transported on the Sishen–Saldanha railway line. The port is one of the largest exporting ports of ore in the whole of Africa, and it is able to handle ships as large as 200 000 tons deadweight. [2]

Demographics (2011)[3][edit]

  • Area: 17.36 square kilometres (6.70 sq mi)
  • Population: 28,142: 1.621 inhabitants per square kilometre (4.20 /sq mi)
  • Households: 7,654: 440.81 per square kilometre (1,141.7 /sq mi)
Gender Population Percentage
Male 14,264 50.69
Female 13,878 49.31
Total 28,142 100
Race Population Percentage
Black 8,404 29.9
White 3,811 13.5
Coloured 15,286 54.3
Asian 391 1.4
Other 250 0.9
Total 28,142 100
First language Population Percentage
Afrikaans 18,524 70.3
Xhosa 5,176 19.6
English 1,059 7.0
Southern Sotho 1,835 0.78
Tswana 170 0.65
Other 1,360 1.67
Total 28,142 100

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Saldanha". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ "Saldanha". Saldanha Bay Local Municipality. Retrieved 22 March 2010. 
  3. ^ [1], Census 2011 — Main Place "Saldanha"