Jacobsbaai

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Jacobsbaai
Jacobsbaai
Jacobsbaai
Jacobsbaai is located in Western Cape
Jacobsbaai
Jacobsbaai
Jacobsbaai is located in South Africa
Jacobsbaai
Jacobsbaai
Coordinates: 32°58′0″S 17°53′25″E / 32.96667°S 17.89028°E / -32.96667; 17.89028Coordinates: 32°58′0″S 17°53′25″E / 32.96667°S 17.89028°E / -32.96667; 17.89028
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceWestern Cape
DistrictWest Coast
MunicipalitySaldanha Bay
Area
 • Total3.43 km2 (1.32 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total416
 • Density120/km2 (310/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African0.5%
 • Coloured3.4%
 • Indian/Asian1.0%
 • White95.2%
First languages (2011)
 • Afrikaans87.2%
 • English11.8%
 • Other1.0%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)

Jacobsbaai is a settlement in West Coast District Municipality in the Western Cape province of South Africa.

Jacobsbaai was founded as a small town on the farmland registered as 109 Jacobsbaai. The name is said to have come from the Frenchman Jacques Titius. He was a colonial trader in the West Coast. Tietiesbaai is also named after him, and Jacobsbaai has a street called Titius. Another explanation for the name is that the English king entrusted the piece of land to a local known as ‘Jacob'.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Jacobsbaai". Census 2011.