Richwood, Cape Town

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Richwood
Richwood is located in Western Cape
Richwood
Richwood
Richwood is located in South Africa
Richwood
Richwood
Coordinates: 33°49′55″S 18°32′38″E / 33.832°S 18.544°E / -33.832; 18.544Coordinates: 33°49′55″S 18°32′38″E / 33.832°S 18.544°E / -33.832; 18.544
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceWestern Cape
MunicipalityCity of Cape Town
Government
 • TypeMetro Ward 1
 • CouncillorCheryl Visser (DA)
Area
 • Total0.77 km2 (0.30 sq mi)
Elevation
40 m (130 ft)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total2,988
 • Density3,900/km2 (10,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African11.0%
 • Coloured14.9%
 • Indian/Asian1.1%
 • White72.0%
 • Other0.9%
First languages (2011)
 • English72.0%
 • Afrikaans22.9%
 • Xhosa3.1%
 • Other2.0%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
7441
Websitewww.richwood.co.za

Richwood is a suburb of Cape Town, South Africa, situated 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) north-east of the city centre alongside the N7 freeway. According to the 2011 census it has a population of 2,988 residents in 963 households.[1] The name is a portmanteau of "Richmond Park" and "Goodwood".[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Sub Place Richwood". Census 2011.
  2. ^ Raper, Peter E; Möller, Lucie A; du Plessis, L Theodorus (2014). Dictionary of South African Place Names (4th ed.). Johannesburg: Jonathan Ball. p. 435. ISBN 9781868425495.