Ugie, Eastern Cape

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Ugie
Ugie is located in South Africa
Ugie
Ugie
 Ugie shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 31°12′S 28°15′E / 31.2°S 28.25°E / -31.2; 28.25Coordinates: 31°12′S 28°15′E / 31.2°S 28.25°E / -31.2; 28.25
Country South Africa
Province Eastern Cape
District Joe Gqabi
Municipality Elundini
Established 1885
Area[1]
 • Total 19.11 km2 (7.38 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 13,467
 • Density 700/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 94.3%
 • Coloured 2.7%
 • Indian/Asian 0.3%
 • White 2.6%
 • Other 0.2%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Xhosa 89.3%
 • Afrikaans 4.6%
 • English 2.3%
 • Sotho 1.7%
 • Other 2.1%
Postal code (street) 5470
PO box 5470
Area code +27 (0)45

Ugie is a town in Joe Gqabi District Municipality in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa.

Town at the southern foot of the Drakensberg, 18 km south-west of Maclear. It developed from a mission station at Gatberg, established in 1863 by William Murray and named Ugie by him, after the Ugie River in Scotland, where he was born. The town was founded in 1885, and in 1916 a village management board was instituted.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Ugie". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 443.