Ebenhaeser

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Ebenhaeser
Ebenhaeser is located in Western Cape
Ebenhaeser
Ebenhaeser
Ebenhaeser is located in South Africa
Ebenhaeser
Ebenhaeser
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
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceWestern Cape
DistrictWest Coast
MunicipalityMatzikama
Area
 • Total0.68 km2 (0.26 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total1,305
 • Density1,900/km2 (5,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African0.3%
 • Coloured99.2%
 • Indian/Asian0.4%
 • White0.2%
First languages (2011)
 • Afrikaans97.5%
 • English2.0%
 • Other0.5%
Time zoneUTC+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.