Strandfontein, Matzikama

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Strandfontein
Strandfontein camp site
Strandfontein camp site
Strandfontein is located in Western Cape
Strandfontein
Strandfontein
Strandfontein is located in South Africa
Strandfontein
Strandfontein
Coordinates: 31°45′20″S 18°13′38″E / 31.75556°S 18.22722°E / -31.75556; 18.22722Coordinates: 31°45′20″S 18°13′38″E / 31.75556°S 18.22722°E / -31.75556; 18.22722
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceWestern Cape
DistrictWest Coast
MunicipalityMatzikama
Area
 • Total4.18 km2 (1.61 sq mi)
Population
(2011)[1]
 • Total431
 • Density100/km2 (270/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African50.6%
 • Coloured14.8%
 • Indian/Asian0.9%
 • White33.2%
 • Other0.5%
First languages (2011)
 • Afrikaans69.4%
 • Xhosa22.6%
 • English3.2%
 • Sotho2.7%
 • Other2.2%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
7798
PO box
7788

Strandfontein is a coastal village in the Matzikama Municipality, in the Western Cape province of South Africa. According to the 2011 census it has 431 residents in 92 households.[1] It lies on the Atlantic coast to the south of the mouth of the Olifants River,[2] 240 kilometres (150 mi) north of Cape Town. The name is Afrikaans for "beach spring".[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Main Place Strandfontein". Census 2011.
  2. ^ Truter, Cornel (1995). West Coast Tourist Guide. Cape Town: University of Cape Town Press. ISBN 978-1-919713-24-3.
  3. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 419.