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
Patensie is located in Africa
Patensie
Patensie
 Patensie shown within Eastern Cape
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
Country South Africa
Province Eastern Cape
District Sarah Baartman
Municipality Kouga
Established 1858 [1]
Area[2]
 • Total 6.23 km2 (2.41 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 5,263
 • Density 840/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 39.7%
 • Coloured 50.2%
 • Indian/Asian 0.2%
 • White 8.0%
 • Other 1.9%
First languages (2011)[2]
 • Afrikaans 70.0%
 • Xhosa 24.9%
 • English 1.4%
 • Other 3.7%
Postal code (street) 6335
PO box 6335
Area code 042

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. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 

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