Thembalethu

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Thembalethu
Thembalethu is located in Western Cape
Thembalethu
Thembalethu
Thembalethu is located in South Africa
Thembalethu
Thembalethu
Coordinates: 34°00′18″S 22°28′09″E / 34.0049511°S 22.4690654°E / -34.0049511; 22.4690654Coordinates: 34°00′18″S 22°28′09″E / 34.0049511°S 22.4690654°E / -34.0049511; 22.4690654
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceWestern Cape
DistrictEden
MunicipalityGeorge
Established1811[1]
Area
 • Total6.49 km2 (2.51 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[2]
 • Total43,103
 • Density6,600/km2 (17,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African93.4%
 • Coloured5.5%
 • Indian/Asian0.1%
 • White0.1%
 • Other0.8%
First languages (2011)
 • Xhosa83.2%
 • Afrikaans8.5%
 • English3.2%
 • Other5.1%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
6529
PO box
6545
Area code044

Thembalethu is a township in Western Cape, South Africa. The township is on the Garden Route and falls part of the George Municipality. The name of the township "Thembalethu" is Xhosa meaning "Our Hope".

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chronological order of town establishment in South Africa based on Floyd (1960:20-26)" (PDF). pp. xlv–lii.
  2. ^ a b c d Sum of the Main Places George and Thembalethu from Census 2011.