Chintsa

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Chintsa
Chintsa
Chintsa
Chintsa is located in Eastern Cape
Chintsa
Chintsa
Chintsa is located in South Africa
Chintsa
Chintsa
Chintsa is located in Africa
Chintsa
Chintsa
 Chintsa shown within Eastern Cape
Coordinates: 32°49′S 28°6′E / 32.817°S 28.100°E / -32.817; 28.100Coordinates: 32°49′S 28°6′E / 32.817°S 28.100°E / -32.817; 28.100
Country South Africa
Province Eastern Cape
District Amathole
Municipality Great Kei
Area[1]
 • Total 4.10 km2 (1.58 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 1,740
 • Density 420/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 83.8%
 • Coloured 0.6%
 • Indian/Asian 0.2%
 • White 14.5%
 • Other 0.9%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Xhosa 81.4%
 • English 12.1%
 • Afrikaans 4.3%
 • Other 2.3%

Chintsa (formerly Cintsa)[2] is a village in the Wild Coast region of the Eastern Cape province, South Africa. It is situated 38 km north-east from East London,[3] at the mouth of the Cintsa river.

There are two resort areas catering to tourists interested in sea fishing to the east and west of the river.[4]

The village is in Xhosa country. It has a laid-back atmosphere with low-cost accommodation and unspoilt white sand beaches in Chintsa East, backed by forested dunes, lagoons and rivers.[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Chintsa". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ Jenkins, Elwyn (2007), Falling into place: the story of modern South African place names, David Philip Publishers, p. 75 
  3. ^ "Cintsa South Africa". drakensberg-tourism.com. Retrieved 2009-09-10. 
  4. ^ Ivor Whibley (2003). The South African Fisherman. Struik. p. 122. ISBN 1-86872-802-1. 
  5. ^ Mary Fitzpatrick; Kate Armstrong (2006). South Africa, Lesotho & Swaziland. Lonely Planet. ISBN 1-74059-970-5. 
  6. ^ Tony Pinchuck; Barbara McCrea; Donald Reid (2002). Rough guide to South Africa, Lesotho & Swaziland. Rough Guides. p. 421. ISBN 1-85828-853-3.