Loerie, Eastern Cape

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Loerie
Loerie is located in Eastern Cape
Loerie
Loerie
 Loerie shown within Eastern Cape
Loerie is located in South Africa
Loerie
Loerie
Loerie (South Africa)
Loerie is located in Africa
Loerie
Loerie
Loerie (Africa)
Coordinates: 33°52′23″S 25°01′48″E / 33.873°S 25.030°E / -33.873; 25.030Coordinates: 33°52′23″S 25°01′48″E / 33.873°S 25.030°E / -33.873; 25.030
Country South Africa
Province Eastern Cape
District Sarah Baartman
Municipality Kouga
Area[1]
 • Total 2.77 km2 (1.07 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 2,787
 • Density 1,000/km2 (2,600/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 37.7%
 • Coloured 59.1%
 • Indian/Asian 0.8%
 • White 1.7%
 • Other 0.8%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Afrikaans 67.0%
 • Xhosa 28.2%
 • English 2.3%
 • Other 2.4%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Postal code (street) 6370
PO box 6370
Area code 042

Loerie (Loerieheuwel is a township situated in Loerie) is a town in Sarah Baartman District Municipality in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa.

Settlement some 25 km north-east of Jeffreys Bay and 11 km north-north-west of the mouth of the Gamtoos River. Said to take its name from the loeries or louries, a turaco species (Tauraco corythaix) occurring here.[2]

Loerie had a railway station on the Avontuur Railway which closed in 2011.

In 1930, the Eastern Province Cement Company opened a limestone quarry and built a 14 km cableway to transport the stone to the Loerie railway station where it was transhipped to the Avontuur Railway to be processed in a cement factory near Port Elizabeth.[3]

References[edit]

  • Loerie Quo Vadis, 'n Kultuur Historiese Oorsig, deur Theo Vosloo. p. 5