Tsolo

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Tsolo
Tsolo is located in Eastern Cape
Tsolo
Tsolo
 Tsolo shown within Eastern Cape
Tsolo is located in South Africa
Tsolo
Tsolo
Tsolo (South Africa)
Tsolo is located in Africa
Tsolo
Tsolo
Tsolo (Africa)
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
Country South Africa
Province Eastern Cape
District O.R.Tambo
Municipality Mhlontlo
Area[1]
 • Total 46.74 km2 (18.05 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 7,794
 • Density 170/km2 (430/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 96.3%
 • Coloured 1.5%
 • Indian/Asian 1.4%
 • White 0.4%
 • Other 0.4%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Xhosa 91.7%
 • English 2.5%
 • Afrikaans 1.8%
 • Other 4.1%
Time zone UTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street) 5170
PO box 5170
Area code 047

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]

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