Willowvale, Eastern Cape

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Willowvale
Gatyana
Willowvale is located in South Africa
Willowvale
Willowvale
 Willowvale shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 32°15′58″S 28°30′58″E / 32.266°S 28.516°E / -32.266; 28.516Coordinates: 32°15′58″S 28°30′58″E / 32.266°S 28.516°E / -32.266; 28.516
Country South Africa
Province Eastern Cape
District Amathole
Municipality Mbhashe
Area[1]
 • Total 12.30 km2 (4.75 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 2,522
 • Density 210/km2 (530/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 97.7%
 • Coloured 0.6%
 • Indian/Asian 0.7%
 • White 0.4%
 • Other 0.6%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Xhosa 92.6%
 • English 2.2%
 • Sign language 1.1%
 • Other 4.1%
PO box 5040
Area code 047

Willowvale is a town in Amathole District Municipality in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa.

Town in Gcalekaland, 32km southeast of Idutywa. It was established as a military post in 1879 and so named because of its situation on a stream with willow trees on its banks.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Willowvale". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 475.