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Vanwyksdorp

Vanwyksdorp
Vanwyksdorp is located in Western Cape
Vanwyksdorp
Vanwyksdorp
Vanwyksdorp is located in South Africa
Vanwyksdorp
Vanwyksdorp
Coordinates: 33°43′59″S 21°27′58″E / 33.733°S 21.466°E / -33.733; 21.466
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceWestern Cape
DistrictGarden Route
MunicipalityKannaland
Established1838
Area
 • Total21.25 km2 (8.20 sq mi)
Population
(2011)[1]
 • Total833
 • Density39/km2 (100/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African1.9%
 • Coloured84.9%
 • Indian/Asian0.2%
 • White13.0%
First languages (2011)
 • Afrikaans90.0%
 • English4.9%
 • Xhosa2.0%
 • Other3.0%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
PO box
6690
Area code028

Vanwyksdorp is a town in Kannaland Local Municipality in the Western Cape province of South Africa.

Village on the Groot River, some 55 km south-east of Ladismith and 66 km north-east of Riversdale. It was founded as a parish of the Dutch Reformed Church on the farm Buffelsfontein in 1904 and named after the Van Wyk family.[2]

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Vanwyksdorp". Census 2011.
  2. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 453.