Pniel, Western Cape

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Pniel
Pniel is located in Western Cape
Pniel
Pniel
Pniel is located in South Africa
Pniel
Pniel
Coordinates: 33°54′S 18°57′E / 33.900°S 18.950°E / -33.900; 18.950Coordinates: 33°54′S 18°57′E / 33.900°S 18.950°E / -33.900; 18.950
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceWestern Cape
DistrictCape Winelands
MunicipalityStellenbosch
Area
 • Total0.59 km2 (0.23 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total1,975
 • Density3,300/km2 (8,700/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African1.2%
 • Coloured97.7%
 • Indian/Asian0.5%
 • White0.5%
 • Other0.3%
First languages (2011)
 • Afrikaans92.0%
 • English6.7%
 • Other1.3%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
7681
PO box
7681

Pniel is a settlement in Cape Winelands District Municipality in the Western Cape province of South Africa.

It is a settlement and United Congregational Church of Southern Africa (UCCSA) mission station between Stellenbosch and Franschhoek, established in 1843. The name is of biblical origin (Genesis 32:30), referring to the place where Jacob wrestled with God; it means ‘face of God’.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Pniel". Census 2011.
  2. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 369.