Mount Fletcher

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Mount Fletcher
Mount Fletcher is located in Eastern Cape
Mount Fletcher
Mount Fletcher
Mount Fletcher is located in South Africa
Mount Fletcher
Mount Fletcher
Mount Fletcher is located in Africa
Mount Fletcher
Mount Fletcher
 Mount Fletcher shown within Eastern Cape
Coordinates: 30°41′31″S 28°30′11″E / 30.692°S 28.503°E / -30.692; 28.503Coordinates: 30°41′31″S 28°30′11″E / 30.692°S 28.503°E / -30.692; 28.503
Country South Africa
Province Eastern Cape
District Joe Gqabi
Municipality Elundini
Area[1]
 • Total 9.23 km2 (3.56 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 11,488
 • Density 1,200/km2 (3,200/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 99.0%
 • Coloured 0.1%
 • Indian/Asian 0.3%
 • Other 0.5%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Xhosa 62.4%
 • Sotho 32.2%
 • English 1.8%
 • Other 3.6%
PO box 4770
Area code 039

Mount Fletcher is a town in Joe Gqabi District Municipality in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa, 69 km north-north-east of Maclear.

Founded in 1882, it takes its name from the mountain nearby. This was probably named after the Reverend John Fletcher of Madeley in England, a friend of John Wesley, although it is stated to have been named after a Captain Fletcher who was stationed there.[2]

The provincial hospital in Mount Fletcher is named Tayler Bequest.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Mount Fletcher". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 318. 
  3. ^ http://www.ecdoh.gov.za/hospitals/57/Tayler_Bequest_Hospital Eastern Cape Dept of Health website