Karatara

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Karatara
Karatara is located in Western Cape
Karatara
Karatara
Karatara is located in South Africa
Karatara
Karatara
Karatara is located in Africa
Karatara
Karatara
 Karatara shown within Western Cape
Coordinates: 33°54′00″S 22°48′58″E / 33.9°S 22.816°E / -33.9; 22.816Coordinates: 33°54′00″S 22°48′58″E / 33.9°S 22.816°E / -33.9; 22.816
Country South Africa
Province Western Cape
District Eden
Municipality Knysna
Area[1]
 • Total 5.82 km2 (2.25 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 880
 • Density 150/km2 (390/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 2.8%
 • Coloured 56.5%
 • White 40.1%
 • Other 0.6%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Afrikaans 95.1%
 • English 2.5%
 • Other 2.4%
Postal code (street) 6580
PO box 6580
Area code 044

Karatara is a town in Knysna Local Municipality in the Western Cape province of South Africa.

Settlement and forestry station on the Karatara River which flows southwards into Swartvlei. It is situated 5 km west of Barrington and some 40 km northwest of Knysna. It was founded in 1941. The name is of Khoekhoen origin and probably means 'horse hill', after a hillock to the north. Previously the Karatara River was known as the Tsao or Witterivier.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Karatara". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ Raper, Peter E. (1987). Dictionary of Southern African Place Names. Internet Archive. p. 241. Retrieved 28 August 2013.