Timeline of Cape Town

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1652–1815
1815–1910
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Since 1994
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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,[1] 1950-1990,[2]

1996,[3] 2001, and 2011 Census;[4]

2007,[5] 2014 Census estimates.[6]

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

Prior to 18th century[edit]

18th century[edit]

19th century[edit]

20th century[edit]

1950s-1980s[edit]

1990s[edit]

21st century[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ "Population estimates for Cape Town, South Africa, 1950-2015". Mongabay.com. Retrieved 23 July 2014. 
  3. ^ "Census 96 : Community Profile". City of Cape Town. Retrieved 23 July 2014. 
  4. ^ "City of Cape Town – 2011 Census – Cape Town". City of Cape Town. Retrieved 23 July 2014. 
  5. ^ Small, Karen (December 2008). "Demographic and Socio-economic Trends for Cape Town: 1996 to 2007". City of Cape Town. Retrieved 23 July 2014. 
  6. ^ "Cape Town Population 2014". World Population Review. 15 June 2014. Retrieved 23 July 2014. 
  7. ^ a b c d e "Cape Town", The Encyclopaedia Britannica (11th ed.), New York: Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1910, OCLC 14782424 
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m A. Samler Brown; G. Gordon Brown, eds. (1906), "Cape Town and Suburbs", Guide to South Africa (14th ed.), London: Sampson, Low, Marston & Co. 
  9. ^ a b c R. F. M. Immelman (1970). "Book Provision in Cape Colony, 1800-1860". Journal of Library History 5. 
  10. ^ Nigel Worden; Elizabeth Van Heyningen; Vivian Bickford-Smith (1998), Cape Town: the Making of a City, Claremont, South Africa: D. Philip, ISBN 0864864353, 0864864353 
  11. ^ a b c d J. Thomas; T. Baldwin, eds. (1868), "Cape Town", Lippincott's Pronouncing Gazetteer (2nd ed.), Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co. 
  12. ^ a b c d e f g h W.H. Hosking (1914). South African Year Book. London: Routledge. 
  13. ^ a b c Henry Hall (1866), "Table of Chronological Events", Manual of South African Geography (2nd ed.), Cape Town: Saul Solomon & Co. 
  14. ^ William Darby (1845), Darby's Universal Gazetteer (4th ed.), Philadelphia: Grigg & Elliot 
  15. ^ J. Van de Sandt, ed. (1846). Cape of Good Hope Almanac ... for 1846. Cape Town: J. Van de Sandt Jr. 
  16. ^ Jedidiah Morse; Richard C. Morse (1823), "Cape town", A New Universal Gazetteer (4th ed.), New Haven: S. Converse 
  17. ^ 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). 
  18. ^ Andrew Smith (1826), A descriptive catalogue of the South African Museum, Cape Town: W. Bridekirk 
  19. ^ a b c George McCall Theal (1908), History Of South Africa, 1795-1834, London: S. Sonnenschein & Co. 
  20. ^ A. Wyatt Tilby (1914), South Africa, 1486-1913, The English People Overseas 6, Boston: Houghton Mifflin, OCLC 6132589 
  21. ^ "Cape Town Mail". WorldCat. Retrieved 2 January 2012. 
  22. ^ "Cape Town Botanic Garden". Bulletin of Miscellaneous Information (Royal Gardens, Kew). 1892. 
  23. ^ J. Don Vann; Rosemary T. VanArsdel, eds. (1996). Periodicals of Queen Victoria's Empire. University of Toronto Press. 
  24. ^ 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 
  25. ^ http://www.sahistory.org.za/topic/amersfoort-legacy-timeline-1658-present
  26. ^ 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 
  27. ^ George Thomas Amphlett (1914), History of the Standard Bank of South Africa Ltd., 1862-1913, Glasgow: Printed by R. Maclehose 
  28. ^ Denis Martin (1999), Coon Carnival, Cape Town: David Philip, ISBN 0864864485, OCLC 44054837, 0864864485 
  29. ^ "Mountaineering Clubs, 1857-1907". Alpine Journal. 1907. 
  30. ^ Evangelos A. Mantzaris (1987). "Jewish Trade Unions in Cape Town, South Africa, 1903-1907: A Socio-Historical Study". Jewish Social Studies 49. 
  31. ^ Elaine Denby (1998), Grand Hotels: Reality and Illusion, Reaktion Books, ISBN 9781861890108, 1861890109 
  32. ^ "History of Kirstenbosch NBG". South African National Biodiversity Institute. Retrieved 2 January 2012. 
  33. ^ Nigel Worden (Spring 1994). "Unwrapping History at the Cape Town Waterfront". Public Historian 16. 
  34. ^ Vivian Bickford-Smith; Elizabeth Van Heyningen; Nigel Worden (1999), Cape Town in the twentieth century, Claremont, South Africa: D. Philip Publishers, ISBN 0864863845, 0864863845 
  35. ^ "Think Tank Directory". Philadelphia: Foreign Policy Research Institute. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
  36. ^ "The Women's Centre, Cape Town". Agenda (10). 1991. 
  37. ^ Richard Marback (2004). "A Tale of Two Plaques: Rhetoric in Cape Town". Rhetoric Review 23. 
  38. ^ "Population of capital cities and cities of 100,000 or more inhabitants". Demographic Yearbook 2011. United Nations Statistics Division. 2012. Retrieved 18 February 2013. 
  39. ^ "History". National Library of South Africa. Retrieved 2 January 2012. 
  40. ^ "Milestones". Cape Town Science Centre. Retrieved 2 January 2012. 
  41. ^ World Literature Today, 2007
  42. ^ Fodor's. "Cape Town Sights". Random House. Retrieved 2 January 2012. 
  43. ^ "South African mayors". City Mayors.com. London: City Mayors Foundation. Retrieved 27 April 2013. 

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

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