Ashton, Western Cape

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Ashton
Sunset over Ashton
Sunset over Ashton
Ashton is located in Western Cape
Ashton
Ashton
Ashton is located in South Africa
Ashton
Ashton
Ashton is located in Africa
Ashton
Ashton
 Ashton shown within Western Cape
Coordinates: 33°50′5″S 20°3′17″E / 33.83472°S 20.05472°E / -33.83472; 20.05472Coordinates: 33°50′5″S 20°3′17″E / 33.83472°S 20.05472°E / -33.83472; 20.05472
Country South Africa
Province Western Cape
District Cape Winelands
Municipality Langeberg
Area[1]
 • Total 23.5 km2 (9.1 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 13,325
 • Density 570/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 40.9%
 • Coloured 53.4%
 • Indian/Asian 0.2%
 • White 5.0%
 • Other 0.4%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Afrikaans 58.6%
 • Xhosa 35.7%
 • English 1.4%
 • Sotho 1.3%
 • Other 2.9%
Postal code (street) 6715
PO box 6715
Area code 023

Ashton is a small town in the Western Cape in South Africa. The town is situated in a luscious valley famous for its great wines and fruit.

Town at the foot of the Langeberg, 10km south-west of Montagu and 19km east-south-east of Robertson. It was established in 1897 on the farm Roodewal and attained municipal status in January 1956. Named after the first station-master.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Sum of the Main Places Zolani and Ashton from Census 2011.
  2. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 63.