Cathcart, Eastern Cape
Main street in Cathcart
|• Total||30.1 km2 (11.6 sq mi)|
|• Density||240/km2 (630/sq mi)|
|Racial makeup (2011)|
|• Black African||93.4%|
|First languages (2011)|
|Postal code (street)||5310|
Originally a small military post, established during the Eighth Frontier War, it was established as a village in 1858 when German colonists arrived in the region. Work on its railway connection to East London on the coast was begun by the Cape government of John Molteno in 1876 and the line was officially opened on 3 November 1879.
- "Chronological order of town establishment in South Africa based on Floyd (1960:20–26)" (PDF). pp. xlv–lii.
- Sum of the Subplaces Katikati SP, Daliwe SP, Carthcart SP and Rocklands from Census 2011.
- Burman, Jose (1984), Early Railways at the Cape. Cape Town: Human & Rousseau, p.83. ISBN 0-7981-1760-5
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