Edgemead

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Edgemead
Edgemead is located in Western Cape
Edgemead
Edgemead
Edgemead is located in South Africa
Edgemead
Edgemead
Edgemead is located in Africa
Edgemead
Edgemead
 Edgemead shown within Western Cape
Coordinates: 33°52′32″S 18°32′27″E / 33.87556°S 18.54083°E / -33.87556; 18.54083Coordinates: 33°52′32″S 18°32′27″E / 33.87556°S 18.54083°E / -33.87556; 18.54083
Country South Africa
Province Western Cape
Municipality City of Cape Town
Main Place Goodwood
Area[1]
 • Total 4.01 km2 (1.55 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 9,884
 • Density 2,500/km2 (6,400/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 3.2%
 • Coloured 7.2%
 • Indian/Asian 1.1%
 • White 86.7%
 • Other 1.7%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • English 87.0%
 • Afrikaans 10.4%
 • Other 2.5%
Postal code (street) 7441
PO box 7407
Website www.edgemead.co.za

Edgemead is one of the northern suburbs of Cape Town. It is one of several garden cities of South Africa, the first being Pinelands in the southern suburbs. Edgemead is mainly residential, and as the name 'garden city' suggests, is noted for its trees, gardens and generally pleasant environment. Other 'garden cities' that have followed are Pinehurst near Durbanville in the northwest extreme of Cape Town, still under construction but already occupied, and Sunningdale near Milnerton.

There are two schools in Edgemead: Edgemead Primary and Edgemead High. Edgemead also has the Edgemead Cricket Club (ECC), which has recently been promoted to the premier league. The neighbourhood is also the location of the Goodwood Centre of Excellence, a medium security prison run by the South African Department of Correctional Services.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Edgemead". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ "GOODWOOD CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE:". South African Department of Correctional Services. Retrieved 27 August 2016.