Clarkson, Eastern Cape

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Clarkson
Clarkson is located in Eastern Cape
Clarkson
Clarkson
 Clarkson shown within Eastern Cape
Clarkson is located in South Africa
Clarkson
Clarkson
Clarkson (South Africa)
Clarkson is located in Africa
Clarkson
Clarkson
Clarkson (Africa)
Coordinates: 34°00′36″S 24°20′28″E / 34.010°S 24.341°E / -34.010; 24.341Coordinates: 34°00′36″S 24°20′28″E / 34.010°S 24.341°E / -34.010; 24.341
Country South Africa
Province Eastern Cape
District Sarah Baartman
Municipality Kou-Kamma
Area[1]
 • Total 2.27 km2 (0.88 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 1,824
 • Density 800/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 40.3%
 • Coloured 58.4%
 • Indian/Asian 0.1%
 • White 0.2%
 • Other 1.0%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Afrikaans 63.3%
 • Xhosa 33.3%
 • Sotho 1.4%
 • English 1.2%
 • Other 0.9%
Time zone UTC+2 (SAST)
PO box 6302
Area code 042

Clarkson is a town in Kou-Kamma Local Municipality in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa.

Moravian Mission village in the former Humansdorp district, 26 km south-east of Assegaaibos station and 60 km west of Humansdorp. It was established by Bishop H P Halbeck in 1839 and named after Thomas Clarkson who helped abolish the slave-trade.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Clarkson". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ Raper, Peter E. (1987). Dictionary of Southern African Place Names. Internet Archive. p. 118. Retrieved 28 August 2013.