Loerie, Eastern Cape

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Loerie
Loerie is located in Eastern Cape
Loerie
Loerie
Loerie is located in South Africa
Loerie
Loerie
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
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceEastern Cape
DistrictSarah Baartman
MunicipalityKouga
Area
 • Total2.77 km2 (1.07 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total2,787
 • Density1,000/km2 (2,600/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African37.7%
 • Coloured59.1%
 • Indian/Asian0.8%
 • White1.7%
 • Other0.8%
First languages (2011)
 • Afrikaans67.0%
 • Xhosa28.2%
 • English2.3%
 • Other2.4%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
6370
PO box
6370
Area code042

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]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Loerie". Census 2011.
  2. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 279.
  3. ^ http://www.baviaans.net/index.php?page=information&region_id=3&town_id=4 Loerie history
  • Loerie Quo Vadis, 'n Kultuur Historiese Oorsig, deur Theo Vosloo. p. 5