Elliot, Eastern Cape

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Elliot
Town Hall in Elliot
Town Hall in Elliot
Elliot is located in Eastern Cape
Elliot
Elliot
Elliot is located in South Africa
Elliot
Elliot
Coordinates: 31°20′S 27°51′E / 31.333°S 27.850°E / -31.333; 27.850Coordinates: 31°20′S 27°51′E / 31.333°S 27.850°E / -31.333; 27.850
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceEastern Cape
DistrictChris Hani
MunicipalitySakhisizwe
Area
 • Total28.85 km2 (11.14 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total14,376
 • Density500/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African93.9%
 • Coloured2.6%
 • Indian/Asian0.4%
 • White2.7%
 • Other0.3%
First languages (2011)
 • Xhosa87.1%
 • Afrikaans4.5%
 • English4.5%
 • Sign language1.7%
 • Other2.3%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
5460
PO box
5460
Area code045

Elliot is a town in Chris Hani District Municipality in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa, and lies 80 km south-west of Maclear and 65 km south-east of Barkly East.[2]

Originally the village was established in 1885 and known as Slang River,[3] and in April 1894 was renamed Elliot, becoming a municipality in 1911. Named after Sir Henry George Elliot (1826-1912), Chief Magistrate of the Transkeian territories from 1891 to 1902.[4]

People born in Elliot[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Elliot". Census 2011.
  2. ^ http://www.sahistory.org.za/places/elliot-tembuland
  3. ^ http://www.saexplorer.co.za/south-africa/distance/elliot_distance.asp
  4. ^ Raper, P. E. (1989). Dictionary of Southern African Place Names. Jonathan Ball Publishers. p. 154. ISBN 978-0-947464-04-2 – via Internet Archive.