Breidbach

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Breidbach
Nickname(s): Breids, Breidz or Breity
Breidbach is located in Eastern Cape
Breidbach
Breidbach
Breidbach is located in South Africa
Breidbach
Breidbach
Breidbach is located in Africa
Breidbach
Breidbach
 Breidbach shown within Eastern Cape
Coordinates: 32°53′S 27°26′E / 32.883°S 27.433°E / -32.883; 27.433Coordinates: 32°53′S 27°26′E / 32.883°S 27.433°E / -32.883; 27.433
Country South Africa
Province Eastern Cape
Municipality Buffalo City
Area[1]
 • Total 2.49 km2 (0.96 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 7,767
 • Density 3,100/km2 (8,100/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 18.2%
 • Coloured 80.8%
 • Indian/Asian 0.4%
 • White 0.3%
 • Other 0.3%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Afrikaans 80.6%
 • Xhosa 14.0%
 • English 3.5%
 • Other 2.0%
Postal code (street) 5601

Breidbach is a suburb of King William's Town in South Africa, situated in the Border region of the Eastern Cape province.

Breidbach was originally established in 1857 as a settlement for members of the British German Legion.[2] The population today consists mostly of Coloureds and Xhosas. The area boasts a rich culture of sports enthusiasts (mainly cricket, rugby and soccer) and church-goers.

Breidbach has two schools, a primary school and secondary school, both are double-medium (co-ed). The attractions are: night clubs, sports field, clinic, library, community (civic) centre, butchery and churches.

The Yellowwoods waterfalls in the Yellowwoods River, a tributary of the Buffalo River, is to be found near the town.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Breidbach". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ "Breidbach: Entertainment in the 1960's & 70's". Amathole Museum. Retrieved 3 January 2014.