Saldanha, Western Cape

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Saldanha
Saldanha beach
Saldanha beach
Saldanha is located in Western Cape
Saldanha
Saldanha
 Saldanha shown within Western Cape
Saldanha is located in South Africa
Saldanha
Saldanha
Saldanha (South Africa)
Saldanha is located in Africa
Saldanha
Saldanha
Saldanha (Africa)
Coordinates: 32°59′52″S 17°56′44″E / 32.99778°S 17.94556°E / -32.99778; 17.94556Coordinates: 32°59′52″S 17°56′44″E / 32.99778°S 17.94556°E / -32.99778; 17.94556
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceWestern Cape
DistrictWest Coast
MunicipalitySaldanha Bay
Area[1]
 • Total17.36 km2 (6.70 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total28,142
 • Density1,600/km2 (4,200/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African29.9%
 • Coloured54.3%
 • Indian/Asian1.4%
 • White13.5%
 • Other0.9%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Afrikaans70.3%
 • Xhosa19.6%
 • English7.0%
 • Other3.1%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)7395
PO box7395
Area code022

Saldanha, also known as Saldanha Bay, is a town of 21,636 people, located 110 kilometres (70 mi) north of Cape Town on the northern shore of Saldanha Bay, in the Western Cape province of South Africa. Its situation as a natural sheltered harbour has led to development as a port for the export of iron ore from Sishen in the Northern Cape, which is transported on the Sishen–Saldanha railway line. The port is one of the largest exporting ports of ore in the whole of Africa, and it is able to handle ships as large as 200 000 tons deadweight. [2]

Port[edit]

The port has handling facilities for both bulk iron ore and crude oil.[3] Ore vessels up to 21.5 metre draft are handled, as well as large crude oil carriers up to 20.5 metre draft.[3]

Demographics (2011)[4][edit]

  • Area: 17.36 square kilometres (6.70 sq mi)
  • Population: 28,142: 1.621 inhabitants per square kilometre (4.20/sq mi)
  • Households: 7,654: 440.81 per square kilometre (1,141.7/sq mi)
Gender Population Percentage
Male 14,264 50.69
Female 13,878 49.31
Total 28,142 100
Race Population Percentage
Black 8,404 29.9
White 3,811 13.5
Coloured 15,286 54.3
Asian 391 1.4
Other 250 0.9
Total 28,142 100
First language Population Percentage
Afrikaans 18,524 70.3
Xhosa 5,176 19.6
English 1,059 7.0
Southern Sotho 1,835 0.78
Tswana 170 0.65
Other 1,360 1.67
Total 28,142 100

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Saldanha". Census 2011.
  2. ^ "Saldanha" (PDF). Saldanha Bay Local Municipality. Retrieved 22 March 2010.
  3. ^ a b "Port of Saldanha Bay, South Africa". findaport.com.
  4. ^ [1], Census 2011 — Main Place "Saldanha"