Willowmore

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Willowmore
Dutch Reformed Church Willowmore
Dutch Reformed Church Willowmore
Willowmore is located in Eastern Cape
Willowmore
Willowmore
Willowmore is located in South Africa
Willowmore
Willowmore
Coordinates: 33°17′S 23°29′E / 33.283°S 23.483°E / -33.283; 23.483Coordinates: 33°17′S 23°29′E / 33.283°S 23.483°E / -33.283; 23.483
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceEastern Cape
DistrictSarah Baartman
MunicipalityDr Beyers Naudé
Area
 • Total21.74 km2 (8.39 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total7,678
 • Density350/km2 (910/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African10.0%
 • Coloured86.3%
 • Indian/Asian0.2%
 • White3.0%
 • Other0.6%
First languages (2011)
 • Afrikaans94.6%
 • Xhosa3.2%
 • English1.2%
 • Other1.0%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
6445
PO box
6445
Area code044

Willowmore is a town in Sarah Baartman District Municipality in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa.

The town is situated 140km north-east of Knysna and 117km south-west of Aberdeen. It was laid out in 1862 on the farm The Willows. It is uncertain whether the name is derived from this farm name and that of its owner, William Moore, or from the maiden name of Petronella Catharina Lehmkuhl and a willow-tree near her house.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Willowmore". Census 2011.
  2. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 473.