Gouda, Western Cape

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Gouda
Gouda is located in South Africa
Gouda
Gouda
 Gouda shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 33°18′S 19°02′E / 33.300°S 19.033°E / -33.300; 19.033Coordinates: 33°18′S 19°02′E / 33.300°S 19.033°E / -33.300; 19.033
Country South Africa
Province Western Cape
District Cape Winelands
Municipality Drakenstein
Area[1]
 • Total 7.65 km2 (2.95 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 3,441
 • Density 450/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 8.5%
 • Coloured 90.0%
 • Indian/Asian 0.2%
 • White 1.3%
 • Other 0.1%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Afrikaans 90.7%
 • Xhosa 4.9%
 • English 1.6%
 • Other 2.8%
PO box 6821
Area code 023

Gouda is a settlement in Cape Winelands District Municipality in the Western Cape province of South Africa.

Town some 38km south of Porterville, 14km west of Tulbagh and 61km north-west of Worcester. Prior to 1929 it was known as Porterville Road. Of Khoekhoen origin, the name Gouda is said to mean ‘antelope’. Another possible explanation is ‘honey path’, ‘honey defile’.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Gouda". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 184.