Blue Downs

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Blue Downs
An aerial photograph of Blue Downs in the foreground and Mfuleni laying just beyond. Picture is taken of these two areas stretching to the west towards Table Mountain. Ikweze Park (on the left) and Delft (to the right) lay beyond.
An aerial photograph of Blue Downs in the foreground and Mfuleni laying just beyond. Picture is taken of these two areas stretching to the west towards Table Mountain. Ikweze Park (on the left) and Delft (to the right) lay beyond.
Blue Downs is located in Western Cape
Blue Downs
Blue Downs
Blue Downs is located in South Africa
Blue Downs
Blue Downs
Coordinates: 34°0′0″S 18°41′51″E / 34.00000°S 18.69750°E / -34.00000; 18.69750Coordinates: 34°0′0″S 18°41′51″E / 34.00000°S 18.69750°E / -34.00000; 18.69750
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceWestern Cape
MunicipalityCity of Cape Town
Government
 • TypeMetropolitan City Council
 • CouncillorCynthia Claasen (Ward 19) (DA)
Bert Van Dalen (Ward 14) (DA)
Area
 • Total24.57 km2 (9.49 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total92,330
 • Density3,800/km2 (9,700/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African22.9%
 • Coloured74.9%
 • Indian/Asian0.5%
 • White0.3%
 • Other1.3%
First languages (2011)
 • Afrikaans63.6%
 • Xhosa17.0%
 • English15.8%
 • Other3.5%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
7100
PO box
7105
Area code021

Blue Downs is a town in the Western Cape, South Africa. It forms part of the Oostenberg subregion of the City of Cape Town situated on the eastern outskirts of the city and is also located on the Cape Flats, a flat expanse of land east of Cape Town.

The suburb is one of the outlying areas of Cape Town that has been targeted by the Western Cape provincial government for development. Planned developments include improved public transportation for the area and the building of additional schools.

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  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Blue Downs". Census 2011.