|• Total||3.72 km2 (1.44 sq mi)|
|• Density||570/km2 (1,500/sq mi)|
|Racial makeup (2011)|
|• Black African||94.8%|
|First languages (2011)|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (SAST)|
The town is 45 km east of Qamata and 48 km west of Ndabakazi. Founded in 1877, it originated as a military station known as Tsomo Post. The name is derived from that of the Tsomo River, on which it is situated, which in turn is said to be named after a Xhosa chief who lived where the bridge now stands.
- "Main Place Tsomo". Census 2011.
- "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 439.
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