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Karatara

Karatara
Karatara is located in Western Cape
Karatara
Karatara
Karatara is located in South Africa
Karatara
Karatara
Coordinates: 33°54′00″S 22°48′58″E / 33.9°S 22.816°E / -33.9; 22.816
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceWestern Cape
DistrictEden
MunicipalityKnysna
Area
 • Total5.82 km2 (2.25 sq mi)
Population
(2011)[1]
 • Total880
 • Density150/km2 (390/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African2.8%
 • Coloured56.5%
 • White40.1%
 • Other0.6%
First languages (2011)
 • Afrikaans95.1%
 • English2.5%
 • Other2.4%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
6580
PO box
6580
Area code044

Karatara is a town in Knysna Local Municipality in the Western Cape province of South Africa.

Settlement and forestry station on the Karatara River which flows southwards into Swartvlei. It is situated 5 km west of Barrington and some 40 km northwest of Knysna. It was founded in 1941. The name is of Khoekhoen origin and probably means 'horse hill', after a hillock to the north. Previously the Karatara River was known as the Tsao or Witterivier.[2]

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Karatara". Census 2011.
  2. ^ Raper, Peter E. (1987). Dictionary of Southern African Place Names. Internet Archive. p. 241. Retrieved 28 August 2013.