Seymour, Eastern Cape

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Seymour
Seymour is located in Eastern Cape
Seymour
Seymour
Seymour is located in South Africa
Seymour
Seymour
Coordinates: 32°33′00″S 26°45′58″E / 32.55°S 26.766°E / -32.55; 26.766Coordinates: 32°33′00″S 26°45′58″E / 32.55°S 26.766°E / -32.55; 26.766
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceEastern Cape
DistrictAmathole
MunicipalityRaymond Mhlaba
Area
 • Total2.59 km2 (1.00 sq mi)
Elevation
800 m (2,600 ft)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total2,467
 • Density950/km2 (2,500/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African97.8%
 • Coloured1.7%
 • Other0.5%
First languages (2011)
 • Xhosa95.9%
 • Afrikaans1.8%
 • Other2.3%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
PO box
5750
Area code040

Seymour is a town in Amatole District Municipality in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa.

Town on the Katrivier Dam, 160 km north-west of East London and 35 km north-north-west of Alice. It was founded in 1853 and named after Colonel Charles Seymour who served as Military Secretary to the Governor, Sir George Cathcart.[2] The town is in the newly established Raymond Mhlaba Local Municipality.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Seymour". Census 2011.
  2. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 401.