Whittlesea, Eastern Cape
|• Total||15.37 km2 (5.93 sq mi)|
|• Density||960/km2 (2,500/sq mi)|
|Racial makeup (2011)|
|• Black African||99.1%|
|First languages (2011)|
|Postal code (street)||5360|
The infrastructure include a post office, police station, education college, magistrate's court, two filling stations and numerous retail outlets, not the least the Spar and other supermarkets, also hosting the major bank ATM's.
Hewu Hospital (formerly operated by Lifecare, but provincialized since 2010) is to be found only 4 km on the road to Ekuphumleni Township.
It was founded in 1849 and became a defence outpost in the Frontier War of 1850-1853. Named after Whittlesea in Cambridgeshire, birthplace of Sir Harry Smith (1787-1860), Governor of the Cape Colony from 1847 to 1852.
Whittlesea has two notable townships, Dongwe and Sada.
Some of the villages surrounding Whittlesea include;
- Lower Didimana
- Upper Didimana
- Lower Hukuwa
- Upper Hukuwa
- "Main Place Whittlesea". Census 2011.
- "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 474.
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