Albertinia, Western Cape

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Albertinia
Dutch Reformed Church in Albertinia
Dutch Reformed Church in Albertinia
Albertinia is located in Western Cape
Albertinia
Albertinia
Albertinia is located in South Africa
Albertinia
Albertinia
Albertinia is located in Africa
Albertinia
Albertinia
 Albertinia shown within Western Cape
Coordinates: 34°12′S 21°35′E / 34.200°S 21.583°E / -34.200; 21.583Coordinates: 34°12′S 21°35′E / 34.200°S 21.583°E / -34.200; 21.583
Country South Africa
Province Western Cape
District Eden
Municipality Hessequa
Area[1]
 • Total 5.76 km2 (2.22 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 6,372
 • Density 1,100/km2 (2,900/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 10.6%
 • Coloured 68.5%
 • Indian/Asian 0.3%
 • White 20.1%
 • Other 0.5%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Afrikaans 94.2%
 • English 2.8%
 • Other 3.0%
Postal code (street) 6695
PO box 6695
Area code 028

Albertinia is a settlement in Eden District Municipality in the Western Cape province of South Africa.

Village 50 km west of Mossel Bay, at the foot of the Langeberg Mountains, and is fondly referred to as the home of the Aloe.

Albertinia has two Aloe factories, as Aloe Ferox, or Cape Aloe is indigenous to the area. Another indigenous plant to the Albertinia district is Thamnochortus insignis, commonly known as thatch, which is exported for commercial use.

Due to the dry climate, Albertinia demarcates the end of the Klein Karoo Wine Route, one will find various vineyards at the foot of the mountain slopes.

Albertinia also boasts a 9 Hole golf course.

It was laid out in 1900 on the farm Grootfontein and became a municipality in 1920. The name is derived from the surname of Johannes Rudolph Albertyn (1847-1920), the first Dutch Reformed minister to serve the community.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Albertinia". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 56.