Zonnebloem

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Zonnebloem
Zonnebloem is located in South Africa
Zonnebloem
Zonnebloem
 Zonnebloem shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 33°55′52″S 18°25′59″E / 33.931°S 18.433°E / -33.931; 18.433Coordinates: 33°55′52″S 18°25′59″E / 33.931°S 18.433°E / -33.931; 18.433
Country South Africa
Province Western Cape
Municipality City of Cape Town
Main Place Cape Town
Area[1]
 • Total 1.42 km2 (0.55 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 5,122
 • Density 3,600/km2 (9,300/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 39.4%
 • Coloured 31.4%
 • Indian/Asian 2.2%
 • White 19.6%
 • Other 7.4%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • English 47.1%
 • Afrikaans 26.6%
 • Xhosa 8.5%
 • Zulu 1.6%
 • Other 16.2%
Postal code (street) 7925

Zonnebloem is a suburb in City of Cape Town metropolitan municipality in the Western Cape province of South Africa.

It was a farming estate until the early 19th century, when it became a suburb of Cape Town as the population and city boundaries grew.[2] Zonnebloem became a home to freed slaves, merchants, labourers and immigrants. During apartheid, it was declared a white-only area and the previous residents were evicted. It was previously known as District Six.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Zonnebloem". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ "District Six". The Crossings Project. Devon County Council. Retrieved 4 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Zonnebloem Information". WhereToStay. Retrieved 4 February 2014.