Slangrivier

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Slangrivier
Slangrivier is located in Western Cape
Slangrivier
Slangrivier
Slangrivier is located in South Africa
Slangrivier
Slangrivier
Slangrivier is located in Africa
Slangrivier
Slangrivier
 Slangrivier shown within Western Cape
Coordinates: 34°08′14″S 20°51′42″E / 34.13722°S 20.86167°E / -34.13722; 20.86167Coordinates: 34°08′14″S 20°51′42″E / 34.13722°S 20.86167°E / -34.13722; 20.86167
Country South Africa
Province Western Cape
District Eden
Municipality Hessequa
Area[1]
 • Total 11.36 km2 (4.39 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 3,011
 • Density 270/km2 (690/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 2.1%
 • Coloured 96.0%
 • Indian/Asian 0.7%
 • White 0.7%
 • Other 0.5%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Afrikaans 96.0%
 • English 2.1%
 • Other 1.9%

Slangrivier is a settlement in Eden District Municipality in the Western Cape province of South Africa.

The name of the village, which is located 15 km from Heidelberg, means "snake river". It was established in 1838, when Sir George Grey awarded the small settlement to the indigenous community for their loyalty during the Cape Frontier Wars.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Slangrivier". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ "Slangrivier". Hessequa Tourism. Retrieved 16 January 2014.