Saron, Western Cape
Mission Church in Saron
|• Total||2.13 km2 (0.82 sq mi)|
|• Density||3,700/km2 (9,500/sq mi)|
|Racial makeup (2011)|
|• Black African||1.8%|
|First languages (2011)|
|Postal code (street)||6812|
A Mission Station can be found at the foot of the Saronsberg in the Tulbagh district, about 20 km south of Porterville. The Mission Station was established by the Rhenish Missionary Society in 1848 by Johannes Heinrich Kulpmann, it was later taken over by the Dutch Reformed Church in 1945. The name, Afrikaans for Sharon, is of biblical origin (1 Chronicles 27:29, Song of Solomon 2:1), meaning 'flats' or ‘plain’.
Saron has its name written on the side of the Saronsberg which can be seen from an aerial view.
- "Main Place Saron". Census 2011.
- Raper, P. E. (1989). Dictionary of Southern African Place Names. Jonathan Ball Publishers. p. 397. ISBN 978-0-947464-04-2 – via Internet Archive.
- Province of the Western Cape Provincial Gazette, No. 7202, Cape Town, 29 November 2013, pp.3178-3180
- Google maps satellite view
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