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Haarlem, Western Cape

Evangelical Lutheran Church, Haarlem
Evangelical Lutheran Church, Haarlem
Haarlem is located in Western Cape
 Haarlem shown within Western Cape
Haarlem is located in South Africa
Haarlem (South Africa)
Haarlem is located in Africa
Haarlem (Africa)
Coordinates: 33°44′02″S 23°20′19″E / 33.73389°S 23.33861°E / -33.73389; 23.33861
Country South Africa
Province Western Cape
District Eden
Municipality George
 • Total 9.04 km2 (3.49 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 2,376
 • Density 260/km2 (680/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 4.2%
 • Coloured 94.1%
 • White 0.9%
 • Other 0.8%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Afrikaans 97.6%
 • English 1.3%
 • Other 1.1%
Time zone UTC+2 (SAST)
PO box 6467
Area code 044

Haarlem is a settlement in Eden District Municipality in the Western Cape province of South Africa.

Village 16km east of Avontuur and 29 km south-east of Uniondale, in the Langkloof. Originally laid out in 1856, it was taken over by the Berlin Missionary Society in 1860. The mission station was named Anhalt-Schmidt, but the village had already been named Haarlem and bears that name today, presumably after the city of Haarlem 19km west of Amsterdam in the Netherlands.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Haarlem". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 195.