New Brighton, Eastern Cape

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New Brighton
New Brighton is located in Eastern Cape
New Brighton
New Brighton
New Brighton is located in South Africa
New Brighton
New Brighton
New Brighton is located in Africa
New Brighton
New Brighton
 New Brighton shown within Eastern Cape
Coordinates: 33°53′56″S 25°35′42″E / 33.899°S 25.595°E / -33.899; 25.595Coordinates: 33°53′56″S 25°35′42″E / 33.899°S 25.595°E / -33.899; 25.595
Country South Africa
Province Eastern Cape
Municipality Nelson Mandela Bay
Government
 • Type Metro Council
Area[1]
 • Total 4.85 km2 (1.87 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 47,915
 • Density 9,900/km2 (26,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 99.6%
 • Coloured 0.2%
 • Other 0.2%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Xhosa 92.5%
 • English 3.0%
 • Other 4.5%
PO box 7070

New Brighton is a township of Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

It was established in 1903, and was the first officially black residential area in Port Elizabeth. Many of Athol Fugard's plays are set in New Brighton.[2]

The first cell of Umkhonto we Sizwe, the armed wing of the ANC, was set up in New Brighton. The Red Location Museum is one of the main tourist attractions.[3]

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