Imvani

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Imvani
Imvani is located in Eastern Cape
Imvani
Imvani
Imvani is located in South Africa
Imvani
Imvani
Coordinates: 31°57′14″S 26°58′30″E / 31.954°S 26.975°E / -31.954; 26.975Coordinates: 31°57′14″S 26°58′30″E / 31.954°S 26.975°E / -31.954; 26.975
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceEastern Cape
DistrictChris Hani
MunicipalityEnoch Mgijima
Area
 • Total0.50 km2 (0.19 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total460
 • Density920/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African99.6%
 • Other0.4%
First languages (2011)
 • Xhosa91.3%
 • English3.5%
 • Zulu1.5%
 • S. Ndebele1.3%
 • Other2.4%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)

Imvani is a settlement some 30 km north of Cathcart and 30 km west of St Marks. It takes its name from the river nearby which in turn was named after a type of wild asparagus, A. stipulacens, the roots of which are eaten either raw or cooked. The form iMvani has been approved.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Imvani". Census 2011.
  2. ^ Raper, Peter E. (1987). Dictionary of Southern African Place Names. Internet Archive. p. 222. Retrieved 28 August 2013.