Three Anchor Bay

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Three Anchor Bay

Drieankerbaai
Dutch Reformed Church in Three Anchor Bay
Dutch Reformed Church in Three Anchor Bay
Three Anchor Bay is located in Western Cape
Three Anchor Bay
Three Anchor Bay
Three Anchor Bay is located in South Africa
Three Anchor Bay
Three Anchor Bay
Coordinates: 33°54′30″S 18°23′45″E / 33.90833°S 18.39583°E / -33.90833; 18.39583Coordinates: 33°54′30″S 18°23′45″E / 33.90833°S 18.39583°E / -33.90833; 18.39583
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceWestern Cape
MunicipalityCity of Cape Town
Main PlaceCape Town
Area
 • Total0.29 km2 (0.11 sq mi)
Population
(2011)[1]
 • Total2,225
 • Density7,700/km2 (20,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African14.9%
 • Coloured8.9%
 • Indian/Asian3.5%
 • White67.8%
 • Other5.0%
First languages (2011)
 • English67.9%
 • Afrikaans16.4%
 • Xhosa4.3%
 • Zulu1.0%
 • Other10.4%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
8005

Three Anchor Bay is a suburb of Cape Town in the Western Cape province of South Africa.

Small anchorage in Table Bay. The name, first encountered in 1661, possibly refers to anchors securing chains stretched as defence across the bay. The form Drieankerbaai is preferred for official purposes.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Three Anchor Bay". Census 2011.
  2. ^ Raper, Peter E. (1987). Dictionary of Southern African Place Names. Internet Archive. p. 433. Retrieved 28 August 2013.