Tsolo

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Tsolo
Tsolo is located in Eastern Cape
Tsolo
Tsolo
Tsolo is located in South Africa
Tsolo
Tsolo
Coordinates: 31°19′00″S 28°45′00″E / 31.316667°S 28.75°E / -31.316667; 28.75Coordinates: 31°19′00″S 28°45′00″E / 31.316667°S 28.75°E / -31.316667; 28.75
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceEastern Cape
DistrictO.R.Tambo
MunicipalityMhlontlo
Area
 • Total46.74 km2 (18.05 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total7,794
 • Density170/km2 (430/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African96.3%
 • Coloured1.5%
 • Indian/Asian1.4%
 • White0.4%
 • Other0.4%
First languages (2011)
 • Xhosa91.7%
 • English2.5%
 • Afrikaans1.8%
 • Other4.1%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
5170
PO box
5170
Area code047

Tsolo is a town in Mhlontlo Local Municipality in O.R.Tambo District of the Eastern Cape province of South Africa.

The town is some 42 km north-west of Mthatha and 22 km south-west of Qumbu. The name, derived from Xhosa, is said to mean ‘pointed’, referring to the shape of hills there.[2]

Tsolo has two government hospitals, St Lucy's Hospital and Dr. Malizo Mpehle Memorial Hospital.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Tsolo". Census 2011.
  2. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 439.
  3. ^ Eastern Cape Dept of Health official website Archived 2014-03-30 at the Wayback Machine