Slangrivier

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Slangrivier
Slangrivier is located in Western Cape
Slangrivier
Slangrivier
Slangrivier is located in South Africa
Slangrivier
Slangrivier
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
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceWestern Cape
DistrictEden
MunicipalityHessequa
Area
 • Total11.36 km2 (4.39 sq mi)
Population
(2011)[1]
 • Total3,011
 • Density270/km2 (690/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African2.1%
 • Coloured96.0%
 • Indian/Asian0.7%
 • White0.7%
 • Other0.5%
First languages (2011)
 • Afrikaans96.0%
 • English2.1%
 • Other1.9%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)

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.