Venterstad

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Venterstad
Dutch Reformed Church in Venterstad
Dutch Reformed Church in Venterstad
Venterstad is located in South Africa
Venterstad
Venterstad
 Venterstad shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 30°46′34″S 25°48′00″E / 30.776°S 25.8°E / -30.776; 25.8Coordinates: 30°46′34″S 25°48′00″E / 30.776°S 25.8°E / -30.776; 25.8
Country South Africa
Province Eastern Cape
District Joe Gqabi
Municipality Gariep
Established 1875
Government
 • Type Local Municipality
Area[1]
 • Total 18.1 km2 (7.0 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 4,989
 • Density 280/km2 (710/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 64.9%
 • Coloured 33.4%
 • Indian/Asian 0.4%
 • White 0.8%
 • Other 0.5%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Xhosa 60.3%
 • Afrikaans 34.6%
 • Sotho 2.1%
 • Other 2.9%
Postal code (street) 9798
PO box 9798
Area code 051-654-

Venterstad is a settlement in Gariep in Joe Gqabi District Municipality in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa.

Town 43 km south-east of Norvalspont and 65 km west of Burgersdorp[2] It was laid out in 1875 and attained municipal status in 1895. Named after the owner of the land on which it was established, Johannes J. T. Venter.[3]

It is one of the smaller towns that currently forms part of the Gariep Local Municipality, with its seat in Burgersdorp. The town and its surrounding areas are served by a 24-hour Primary healthcare clinic (Venterstad Clinic), previously municipality-owned, but since 2010 run by the sub-district office for Health of the Eastern Cape Province. It also supports a mobile clinic and a satellite clinic at Oviston.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Sum of the Main Places Venterstad and Nozizwe from Census 2011.
  2. ^ SA Explorer - Venterstad distances
  3. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 456.