Hamburg, Eastern Cape
A sign welcoming people to Hamburg.
|• Total||10.85 km2 (4.19 sq mi)|
|• Density||120/km2 (320/sq mi)|
|Racial makeup (2011)|
|• Black African||95.8%|
|First languages (2011)|
|Time zone||SAST (UTC+2)|
|Postal code (street)||5641|
Village and holiday resort on the southern bank of the Keiskamma River, 3 km from its mouth, 11 km southeast of Peddie, 74 km south of King William's Town and 96 km south-west of East London. It was established in 1857 by members of the British-German Legion after the Crimean War and named after Hamburg in Germany.
Hamburg boasts many non-profit organisations including the Keiskamma Trust and Hamburg Hounds and Hooves. The Keiskamma Trust promotes health and hope through art, music, HIV/AIDs treatment, poverty alleviation projects and education initiatives in the village of Hamburg and its surrounding villages. Hamburg Hounds and Hooves is a project based in Hamburg that educates local animal owners on the proper care of their animals. They actively hold clinics where sick and injured animals are treated, animals are vaccinated against diseases and animals are sterilized to prevent any further overpopulation.
- "Main Place Hamburg". Census 2011.
- "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 193.
- Integrated Management Plan for the Hamburg Nature Reserve[permanent dead link]
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