Macleantown

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Macleantown
Macleantown is located in Eastern Cape
Macleantown
Macleantown
Macleantown is located in South Africa
Macleantown
Macleantown
Macleantown is located in Africa
Macleantown
Macleantown
 Macleantown shown within Eastern Cape
Coordinates: 32°47′24″S 27°44′38″E / 32.790°S 27.744°E / -32.790; 27.744Coordinates: 32°47′24″S 27°44′38″E / 32.790°S 27.744°E / -32.790; 27.744
Country South Africa
Province Eastern Cape
Municipality Buffalo City
Area[1]
 • Total 9.94 km2 (3.84 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 580
 • Density 58/km2 (150/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 85.5%
 • Coloured 0.3%
 • Indian/Asian 0.3%
 • White 13.6%
 • Other 0.2%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Xhosa 77.6%
 • English 15.2%
 • Afrikaans 4.3%
 • Other 2.9%
PO box 5280
Area code 043

Macleantown is a town in Buffalo City in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa.

Village 34 km north-west of East London and 46 km south-east of Stutterheim. Named in April 1881 after Colonel John Maclean (1810-1874), Chief Commissioner of British Caffraria from 1852 and Lieutenant-Governor of that territory from 1860.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Macleantown". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 289.