Tylden, Eastern Cape

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Tylden
Tylden is located in South Africa
Tylden
Tylden
 Tylden shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 32°06′32″S 27°04′01″E / 32.109°S 27.067°E / -32.109; 27.067Coordinates: 32°06′32″S 27°04′01″E / 32.109°S 27.067°E / -32.109; 27.067
Country South Africa
Province Eastern Cape
District Chris Hani
Municipality Lukanji
Area[1]
 • Total 1.77 km2 (0.68 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 572
 • Density 320/km2 (840/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 87.6%
 • Coloured 1.0%
 • White 11.4%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Xhosa 87.2%
 • English 7.2%
 • Afrikaans 4.7%
 • Other 0.9%
PO box 5323

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

Village 37 km south-east of Queenstown and 20 km north of Cathcart. Administered by a village management board. It was named after Captain Tylden of the Royal Engineers, officer in charge of a campaign against the Tambookies (Tembus) in 1851.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Tylden". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 442.