Ebenhaeser

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Ebenhaeser
Ebenhaeser is located in Western Cape
Ebenhaeser
Ebenhaeser
 Ebenhaeser shown within Western Cape
Ebenhaeser is located in South Africa
Ebenhaeser
Ebenhaeser
Ebenhaeser (South Africa)
Ebenhaeser is located in Africa
Ebenhaeser
Ebenhaeser
Ebenhaeser (Africa)
Coordinates: 31°35′8″S 18°14′39″E / 31.58556°S 18.24417°E / -31.58556; 18.24417Coordinates: 31°35′8″S 18°14′39″E / 31.58556°S 18.24417°E / -31.58556; 18.24417
Country South Africa
Province Western Cape
District West Coast
Municipality Matzikama
Area[1]
 • Total 0.68 km2 (0.26 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 1,305
 • Density 1,900/km2 (5,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 0.3%
 • Coloured 99.2%
 • Indian/Asian 0.4%
 • White 0.2%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Afrikaans 97.5%
 • English 2.0%
 • Other 0.5%
Time zone UTC+2 (SAST)
PO box 8149

Ebenhaeser is a settlement in West Coast District Municipality in the Western Cape province of South Africa.

A mission station of the Rhenish Missionary Society at the mouth of the Olifants River in the former Vanrhynsdorp district was established here by a German named Wurmb in 1831. The name, a version of Ebenezer, is of biblical origin (1 Sam. 7:12) and means 'stone of help'.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Ebenhaeser". Census 2011.
  2. ^ Raper, Peter E. (1987). Dictionary of Southern African Place Names. Internet Archive. p. 151. Retrieved 28 August 2013.