Willowmore

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Willowmore
Dutch Reformed Church
Dutch Reformed Church
Willowmore is located in South Africa
Willowmore
Willowmore
 Willowmore shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 33°17′S 23°29′E / 33.283°S 23.483°E / -33.283; 23.483Coordinates: 33°17′S 23°29′E / 33.283°S 23.483°E / -33.283; 23.483
Country South Africa
Province Eastern Cape
District Cacadu
Municipality Baviaans
Established 1864
Area[1]
 • Total 21.74 km2 (8.39 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 7,678
 • Density 350/km2 (910/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 10.0%
 • Coloured 86.3%
 • Indian/Asian 0.2%
 • White 3.0%
 • Other 0.6%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Afrikaans 94.6%
 • Xhosa 3.2%
 • English 1.2%
 • Other 1.0%
Postal code (street) 6445
PO box 6445
Area code 044

Willowmore is a town in Cacadu District Municipality in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa.

The town is situated 140km north-east of Knysna and 117km south-west of Aberdeen. It was laid out in 1862 on the farm The Willows. It is uncertain whether the name is derived from this farm name and that of its owner, William Moore, or from the maiden name of Petronella Catharina Lehmkuhl and a willow-tree near her house.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Willowmore". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 473.