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Haarlem, Western Cape

Haarlem
Evangelical Lutheran Church, Haarlem
Evangelical Lutheran Church, Haarlem
Haarlem is located in Western Cape
Haarlem
Haarlem
Haarlem is located in South Africa
Haarlem
Haarlem
Coordinates: 33°44′02″S 23°20′19″E / 33.73389°S 23.33861°E / -33.73389; 23.33861
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceWestern Cape
DistrictEden
MunicipalityGeorge
Area
 • Total9.04 km2 (3.49 sq mi)
Population
(2011)[1]
 • Total2,376
 • Density260/km2 (680/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African4.2%
 • Coloured94.1%
 • White0.9%
 • Other0.8%
First languages (2011)
 • Afrikaans97.6%
 • English1.3%
 • Other1.1%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
PO box
6467
Area code044

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]

References

  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.