Pniel, Western Cape

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Pniel
Pniel is located in Western Cape
Pniel
Pniel
 Pniel shown within Western Cape
Pniel is located in South Africa
Pniel
Pniel
Pniel (South Africa)
Pniel is located in Africa
Pniel
Pniel
Pniel (Africa)
Coordinates: 33°54′S 18°57′E / 33.900°S 18.950°E / -33.900; 18.950Coordinates: 33°54′S 18°57′E / 33.900°S 18.950°E / -33.900; 18.950
Country South Africa
Province Western Cape
District Cape Winelands
Municipality Stellenbosch
Established 1843
Area[1]
 • Total 0.59 km2 (0.23 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 1,975
 • Density 3,300/km2 (8,700/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 1.2%
 • Coloured 97.7%
 • Indian/Asian 0.5%
 • White 0.5%
 • Other 0.3%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Afrikaans 92.0%
 • English 6.7%
 • Other 1.3%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Postal code (street) 7681
PO box 7681

Pniel is a settlement in Cape Winelands District Municipality in the Western Cape province of South Africa.

Settlement and Dutch Reformed mission station between Stellenbosch and Franschhoek, established in 1843. The name is of biblical origin (Genesis 32:30), referring to the place where Jacob wrestled with God; it means ‘face of God’.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Pniel". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 369.