Tsomo

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Tsomo
Tsomo is located in South Africa
Tsomo
Tsomo
 Tsomo shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 32°02′00″S 27°48′00″E / 32.033333°S 27.8°E / -32.033333; 27.8Coordinates: 32°02′00″S 27°48′00″E / 32.033333°S 27.8°E / -32.033333; 27.8
Country South Africa
Province Eastern Cape
District Chris Hani
Municipality Intsika Yethu
Area[1]
 • Total 3.72 km2 (1.44 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 2,108
 • Density 570/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 94.8%
 • Coloured 2.1%
 • Indian/Asian 1.7%
 • White 1.3%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Xhosa 88.7%
 • English 3.1%
 • Afrikaans 1.1%
 • Other 7.0%
PO box 5400
Area code 047

Tsomo is a town in Chris Hani District Municipality in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa.

Village 45 km east of Qamata and 48 km west of Ndabakazi. Founded in 1877, it originated as a military station known as Tsomo Post. The name is derived from that of the Tsomo River, on which it is situated, which in turn is said to be named after a Xhosa chief who lived where the bridge now stands.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Tsomo". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 439.