Three Anchor Bay

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Three Anchor Bay
Drieankerbaai
DRC church in Three Anchor Bay
DRC church in Three Anchor Bay
Three Anchor Bay is located in South Africa
Three Anchor Bay
Three Anchor Bay
 Three Anchor Bay shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 33°54′30″S 18°23′45″E / 33.90833°S 18.39583°E / -33.90833; 18.39583Coordinates: 33°54′30″S 18°23′45″E / 33.90833°S 18.39583°E / -33.90833; 18.39583
Country South Africa
Province Western Cape
Municipality City of Cape Town
Main Place Cape Town
Area[1]
 • Total 0.29 km2 (0.11 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 2,225
 • Density 7,700/km2 (20,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 14.9%
 • Coloured 8.9%
 • Indian/Asian 3.5%
 • White 67.8%
 • Other 5.0%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • English 67.9%
 • Afrikaans 16.4%
 • Xhosa 4.3%
 • Zulu 1.0%
 • Other 10.4%
Postal code (street) 8005

Three Anchor Bay (Afrikaans: Drieankerbaai) is a suburb of Cape Town in the Western Cape province of South Africa.

Small anchorage in Table Bay. The name, first encountered in 1661, possibly refers to anchors securing chains stretched as defence across the bay. The form Drieankerbaai is preferred for official purposes.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Three Anchor Bay". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ Raper, Peter E. (1987). Dictionary of Southern African Place Names. Internet Archive. p. 433. Retrieved 28 August 2013.