Timeline of Cape Town

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The following is a timeline of the history of Cape Town, South Africa.

Prior to 19th century[edit]

19th century[edit]

20th century[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1658 360 —    
1731 3,157 +776.9%
1836 20,000 +533.5%
1875 45,000 +125.0%
1891 67,000 +48.9%
1901 171,000 +155.2%
1950 618,000 +261.4%
1955 705,000 +14.1%
1960 803,000 +13.9%
1965 945,000 +17.7%
1970 1,114,000 +17.9%
1975 1,339,000 +20.2%
1980 1,609,000 +20.2%
1985 1,933,000 +20.1%
1990 2,296,000 +18.8%
1996 2,565,018 +11.7%
2001 2,892,243 +12.8%
2007 3,497,097 +20.9%
2011 3,740,025 +6.9%
2014 3,750,000 +0.3%
Note: Census figures (1996–2011) cover figures after 1994 reflect the greater Cape Town metropolitan municipality reflecting post-1994 reforms. Sources: 1658-1904,[28] 1950-1990,[29]

1996,[30] 2001, and 2011 Census;[31]

2007,[32] 2014 Census estimates.[33]

1950s-1980s[edit]

1990s[edit]

21st century[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  6. ^ a b c d e f g h W.H. Hosking (1914). South African Year Book. London: Routledge. 
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  9. ^ William Darby (1845), Darby's Universal Gazetteer (4th ed.), Philadelphia: Grigg & Elliot 
  10. ^ J. Van de Sandt, ed. (1846). Cape of Good Hope Almanac ... for 1846. Cape Town: J. Van de Sandt Jr. 
  11. ^ Jedidiah Morse; Richard C. Morse (1823), "Cape town", A New Universal Gazetteer (4th ed.), New Haven: S. Converse 
  12. ^ a b Kirsten McKenzie (1998/1999). "Franklins of the Cape: the South African Commercial Advertiser and the Creation of a Colonial Public Sphere, 1824-1854". Kronos (25).  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  13. ^ Andrew Smith (1826), A descriptive catalogue of the South African Museum, Cape Town: W. Bridekirk 
  14. ^ a b c George McCall Theal (1908), History Of South Africa, 1795-1834, London: S. Sonnenschein & Co. 
  15. ^ A. Wyatt Tilby (1914), South Africa, 1486-1913, The English People Overseas 6, Boston: Houghton Mifflin, OCLC 6132589 
  16. ^ "Cape Town (South Africa) -- Newspapers". Global Resources Network. Chicago, USA: Center for Research Libraries. Retrieved September 2014. 
  17. ^ "Cape Town Mail". WorldCat. Retrieved 2 January 2012. 
  18. ^ "Cape Town Botanic Garden". Bulletin of Miscellaneous Information (Royal Gardens, Kew). 1892. 
  19. ^ J. Don Vann; Rosemary T. VanArsdel, eds. (1996). Periodicals of Queen Victoria's Empire. University of Toronto Press. 
  20. ^ Proceedings at the 35th anniversary meeting of the subscribers to The Public Library, Cape Town, Cape of Good Hope, Cape Town: Saul Solomon & Co., 1864 
  21. ^ http://www.sahistory.org.za/topic/amersfoort-legacy-timeline-1658-present
  22. ^ Great Britain Board of Education (1901), Educational Systems of the Chief Colonies of the British Empire, Printed for H.M. Stationery Off., by Wyman and Sons 
  23. ^ George Thomas Amphlett (1914), History of the Standard Bank of South Africa Ltd., 1862-1913, Glasgow: Printed by R. Maclehose 
  24. ^ Denis Martin (1999), Coon Carnival, Cape Town: David Philip, ISBN 0864864485 
  25. ^ "Mountaineering Clubs, 1857-1907". Alpine Journal. 1907. 
  26. ^ Evangelos A. Mantzaris (1987). "Jewish Trade Unions in Cape Town, South Africa, 1903-1907: A Socio-Historical Study". Jewish Social Studies 49. JSTOR 4467388. 
  27. ^ Elaine Denby (1998), Grand Hotels: Reality and Illusion, Reaktion Books, ISBN 9781861890108 
  28. ^ Worden, Nigel; van Hyningen, Elizabeth; Bickford-Smith, Vivian (1998). Cape Town: The Making of a City. Claremont, Cape Town, South Africa: David Philip Publishers. p. 212. ISBN 0-86486-435-3. 
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  30. ^ "Census 96 : Community Profile". City of Cape Town. Retrieved 23 July 2014. 
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  39. ^ Vivian Bickford-Smith; Elizabeth Van Heyningen; Nigel Worden (1999), Cape Town in the twentieth century, Claremont, South Africa: D. Philip Publishers, ISBN 0864863845 
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  51. ^ Ineke van Kessel (2012). "South Africa". In Andreas Mehler et al. Africa Yearbook: Politics, Economy and Society South of the Sahara in 2011 8. Koninklijke Brill. pp. 511–526. ISBN 978-90-04-24178-7. 

Further reading[edit]

Published in the 19th century
  • Robert Semple (1805), "Cape Town", Walks and sketches at the Cape of Good Hope to which is subjoined a journey from Cape Town to Blettenberg's Bay (2nd ed.), London: Printed by and for C. and R. Baldwin 
  • "British Colonies: Cape Town". The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction (London: J. Limbird) (716-717). April–May 1835. 
Published in the 20th century
  • "Cape Town", Official South African Municipal Year Book, Cape Town: Francis G. Pay, 1914 
  • Dorothea Fairbridge (1922), "Old Cape Town", Historic houses of South Africa, London: H. Milford, Oxford University Press, OCLC 2777566 
  • John Western (1981). Outcast Cape Town. University of California Press. ISBN 978-0-520-20737-0. 
  • Noelle Watson, ed. (1996). "Cape Town". International Dictionary of Historic Places: Middle East and Africa. UK: Routledge. pp. 165–170. ISBN 1884964036. 
  • Grant Saff (1998). Changing Cape Town: Urban Dynamics, Policy, and Planning During the Political Transition in South Africa. University Press of America. ISBN 978-0-7618-1199-2. 
Published in the 21st century

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