Tsolo

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Tsolo
Tsolo is located in South Africa
Tsolo
Tsolo
 Tsolo shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 31°19′00″S 28°45′00″E / 31.316667°S 28.75°E / -31.316667; 28.75Coordinates: 31°19′00″S 28°45′00″E / 31.316667°S 28.75°E / -31.316667; 28.75
Country South Africa
Province Eastern Cape
District O.R.Tambo
Municipality Mhlontlo
Area[1]
 • Total 46.74 km2 (18.05 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 7,794
 • Density 170/km2 (430/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 96.3%
 • Coloured 1.5%
 • Indian/Asian 1.4%
 • White 0.4%
 • Other 0.4%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Xhosa 91.7%
 • English 2.5%
 • Afrikaans 1.8%
 • Other 4.1%
Postal code (street) 5170
PO box 5170
Area code 047

Tsolo is a town in Mhlontlo Local Municipality in O.R.Tambo District of the Eastern Cape province of South Africa.

The town is some 42km north-west of Mthatha and 22 km south-west of Qumbu. The name, derived from Xhosa, is said to mean ‘pointed’, referring to the shape of hills there.[2]

Tsolo has two government hospitals, St Lucy's Hospital and Dr. Malizo Mpehle Memorial Hospital.[3]

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