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Avontuur

Avontuur
Avontuur's narrow gauge railway station
Avontuur's narrow gauge railway station
Avontuur is located in Western Cape
Avontuur
Avontuur
 Avontuur shown within Western Cape
Avontuur is located in South Africa
Avontuur
Avontuur
Avontuur (South Africa)
Avontuur is located in Africa
Avontuur
Avontuur
Avontuur (Africa)
Coordinates: 33°43′30″S 23°10′08″E / 33.725°S 23.169°E / -33.725; 23.169
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceWestern Cape
DistrictEden
MunicipalityGeorge
Established1765
Population [1]
 • Total238
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
PO box6490
Area code044

Avontuur is a town situated in the Eden District Municipality in the Western Cape province of South Africa.[2] The town is located 13km south-east of Uniondale on an intersection of the R339 and R62 regional routes. The name is Afrikaans for adventure; its origin, however, remains uncertain. The river from which the town takes its name was known in 1778.[3]

See also

References

  1. ^ Water Services National Information System - Community Report
  2. ^ "Official South African Geographical Names System". Department of Arts and Culture. Archived from the original on 14 March 2012. Retrieved 29 March 2012.
  3. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 65.