Flagstaff, Eastern Cape

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Flagstaff
Flagstaff is located in Eastern Cape
Flagstaff
Flagstaff
Flagstaff is located in South Africa
Flagstaff
Flagstaff
Coordinates: 31°4′48″S 29°30′16″E / 31.08000°S 29.50444°E / -31.08000; 29.50444Coordinates: 31°4′48″S 29°30′16″E / 31.08000°S 29.50444°E / -31.08000; 29.50444
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceEastern Cape
DistrictO.R.Tambo
MunicipalityIngquza Hill
Government
 • TypeWard 6
 • CouncillorM. Didiza
Area
 • Total2.7 km2 (1.0 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total4,821
 • Density1,800/km2 (4,600/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African95.7%
 • Coloured0.6%
 • Indian/Asian1.2%
 • White0.3%
 • Other2.1%
First languages (2011)
 • IsiXhosa89.5%
 • English3.2%
 • IsiZulu1.1%
 • Other6.2%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
4810
PO box
4810
Area code039

Flagstaff is a town in the OR Tambo District Municipality of the Eastern Cape province of South Africa located some 80 km south-east of Kokstad and 45 km north of Lusikisiki. It is the seat of the Ingquza Hill Local Municipality.[2]

The town developed from a trading station established in 1877 and derives its name from the practice by the owners of hoisting a white flag on Sundays to indicate that the store was closed. For many years it served as a post of the Cape Mounted Rifles.[2]

The Flagstaff Primary School at Dlibona village was completed at a cost of R39 million in 2019. It consists of seven classrooms, a nutrition centre, science laboratory, multimedia centre, multipurpose classroom, administration block and security room.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Sum of the Subplaces Nkuluekweni SP and Flagstaff SP1 from Census 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 164.
  3. ^ Felem, Ayanda (19 April 2019). "Eastern Cape government opens R39m school". Eyewitness News. Retrieved 21 April 2019.