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
Elliot is located in Africa
Elliot
Elliot
 Elliot shown within Eastern Cape
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
Country South Africa
Province Eastern Cape
District Chris Hani
Municipality Sakhisizwe
Established 1885
Area[1]
 • Total 28.85 km2 (11.14 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 14,376
 • Density 500/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 93.9%
 • Coloured 2.6%
 • Indian/Asian 0.4%
 • White 2.7%
 • Other 0.3%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Xhosa 87.1%
 • Afrikaans 4.5%
 • English 4.5%
 • Sign language 1.7%
 • Other 2.3%
Postal code (street) 5460
PO box 5460
Area code 045

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]

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