Lansdowne, Cape Town

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Lansdowne is located in Western Cape
 Lansdowne shown within Western Cape
Coordinates: 33°59′09″S 18°30′01″E / 33.98583°S 18.50028°E / -33.98583; 18.50028Coordinates: 33°59′09″S 18°30′01″E / 33.98583°S 18.50028°E / -33.98583; 18.50028
Country South Africa
Province Western Cape
Municipality City of Cape Town
Main Place Cape Town
 • Total 1.40 km2 (0.54 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 5,853
 • Density 4,200/km2 (11,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 11.9%
 • Coloured 57.2%
 • Indian/Asian 13.4%
 • White 9.2%
 • Other 8.4%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • English 84.3%
 • Afrikaans 7.8%
 • Xhosa 2.2%
 • Other 5.6%
Postal code (street) 7779
PO box 7780

Lansdowne is a suburb in Cape Town, South Africa. It is part of the area Cape Flats, and is situated 10 kilometres SouthEast of Cape Town City Centre, between the two neighbour towns Rondebosch East and Crawford. Lansdowne is served by a railway station of the same name, on the Cape Flats Line.

Professional soccer club Engen Santos is based in Lansdowne.

Lansdowne is the birthplace of acclaimed South African poet AE Ballakisten.


  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Lansdowne". Census 2011.