Britannia Bay

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Britannia Bay
Brittaniabaai
Britannia Bay is located in Western Cape
Britannia Bay
Britannia Bay
Britannia Bay is located in South Africa
Britannia Bay
Britannia Bay
Britannia Bay is located in Africa
Britannia Bay
Britannia Bay
 Britannia Bay shown within Western Cape
Coordinates: 32°43′01″S 17°57′14″E / 32.717°S 17.954°E / -32.717; 17.954Coordinates: 32°43′01″S 17°57′14″E / 32.717°S 17.954°E / -32.717; 17.954
Country South Africa
Province Western Cape
District West Coast
Municipality Saldanha Bay
Area[1]
 • Total 1.49 km2 (0.58 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 210
 • Density 140/km2 (370/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 4.8%
 • Coloured 3.3%
 • White 91.0%
 • Other 1.0%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Afrikaans 82.2%
 • English 14.4%
 • Other 3.4%
PO box 7382

Britannia Bay is a small town in West Coast District Municipality in the Western Cape province of South Africa.

The village takes its name from a British East Indiaman ship which was badly damaged by a reef in the bay. Rediscovered in January 1998, the wreck of the "Britannia Bay" has been placed under the supervision of the Council for National Monuments.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Britannia Bay". Census 2011.