Steytlerville

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Steytlerville
Steytlerville is located in South Africa
Steytlerville
Steytlerville
 Steytlerville shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 33°20′S 24°20′E / 33.333°S 24.333°E / -33.333; 24.333Coordinates: 33°20′S 24°20′E / 33.333°S 24.333°E / -33.333; 24.333
Country South Africa
Province Eastern Cape
District Cacadu
Municipality Baviaans
Established 1875
Area[1]
 • Total 24.7 km2 (9.5 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 4,017
 • Density 160/km2 (420/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 22.8%
 • Coloured 71.1%
 • Indian/Asian 0.2%
 • White 5.3%
 • Other 0.7%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Afrikaans 80.1%
 • Xhosa 17.1%
 • English 1.4%
 • Other 1.4%
Postal code (street) 6250
PO box 6250
Area code 049

Steytlerville is a settlement in Cacadu District Municipality in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa.

Town on the Groot River, 164km north-west of Port Elizabeth and 90km east of Willowmore. It was founded in 1876 on the farm Doorspoort and attained municipal status in 1891. Named after the Reverend Abraham Isaac Steytler (1840-1922), minister of the Dutch Reformed Church, and Moderator of the Cape synod from 1909 to 1915.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Sum of the Main Places Steytlerville and Vuyolwetho from Census 2011.
  2. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 418.