Aberdeen, Eastern Cape

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Street in Aberdeen
Street in Aberdeen
Aberdeen is located in Eastern Cape
 Aberdeen shown within Eastern Cape
Aberdeen is located in South Africa
Aberdeen (South Africa)
Aberdeen is located in Africa
Aberdeen (Africa)
Coordinates: 32°29′S 24°4′E / 32.483°S 24.067°E / -32.483; 24.067Coordinates: 32°29′S 24°4′E / 32.483°S 24.067°E / -32.483; 24.067
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceEastern Cape
DistrictSarah Baartman
MunicipalityDr Beyers Naudé
 • Total15.4 km2 (5.9 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total7,162
 • Density470/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African19.4%
 • Coloured73.0%
 • Indian/Asian0.4%
 • White6.7%
 • Other0.4%
First languages (2011)[2]
 • Afrikaans80.7%
 • Xhosa15.5%
 • English2.2%
 • Other1.6%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)6270
PO box6270
Area code049

Aberdeen is a small town in the Sarah Baartman District Municipality of the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. With its numerous examples of Victorian architecture, it is one of the architectural conservation areas of the Karoo.

Town some 55 km south-west of Graaff-Reinet, 155 km east-south-east of Beaufort West, 32 km south of the Camdeboo Mountains. Laid out on the farm Brakkefontein as a settlement of the Dutch Reformed Church in 1856, it became a municipality in 1858. It is named after Aberdeen in Scotland, birthplace of the Reverend Andrew Murray of Graaff-Reinet, relieving minister.[3]

The Aberdeen Provincial Hospital is situated in Aberdeen.

Famous People from Aberdeen[edit]

Anaso Jobodwana


  1. ^ "Chronological order of town establishment in South Africa based on Floyd (1960:20-26)" (PDF). pp. xlv–lii.
  2. ^ a b c d Sum of the Main Places Aberdeen and Thembalesizwe from Census 2011.
  3. ^ Raper, Peter E. (1987). Dictionary of Southern African Place Names. Internet Archive. p. 51. Retrieved 28 August 2013.

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