Patensie

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Patensie
Signboard on the R331 outside Patensie
Signboard on the R331 outside Patensie
Patensie is located in Eastern Cape
Patensie
Patensie
Patensie is located in South Africa
Patensie
Patensie
Coordinates: 33°45′32″S 24°48′53″E / 33.75889°S 24.81472°E / -33.75889; 24.81472Coordinates: 33°45′32″S 24°48′53″E / 33.75889°S 24.81472°E / -33.75889; 24.81472
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceEastern Cape
DistrictSarah Baartman
MunicipalityKouga
Established1858 [1]
Area
 • Total6.23 km2 (2.41 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[2]
 • Total5,263
 • Density840/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African39.7%
 • Coloured50.2%
 • Indian/Asian0.2%
 • White8.0%
 • Other1.9%
First languages (2011)
 • Afrikaans70.0%
 • Xhosa24.9%
 • English1.4%
 • Other3.7%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
6335
PO box
6335
Area code042

Patensie is a town in Sarah Baartman District Municipality in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. Patensie lies along the R331 road just south of Noorshoek. The Kouga Dam is located several kilometres to the west. The name is Khoi in origin, and means "cattle resting place".[3] The town is a centre for the citrus, tobacco, and vegetable farms in the area.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Patensie". Gamtoos Tourism. Retrieved 25 February 2012.
  2. ^ a b c d "Main Place Patensie". Census 2011.
  3. ^ a b "Cacadu Region". Revealed.co.za. Archived from the original on 3 September 2014. Retrieved 28 August 2014.

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