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Vanwyksdorp

Vanwyksdorp
Vanwyksdorp is located in Western Cape
Vanwyksdorp
Vanwyksdorp
 Vanwyksdorp shown within Western Cape
Vanwyksdorp is located in South Africa
Vanwyksdorp
Vanwyksdorp
Vanwyksdorp (South Africa)
Vanwyksdorp is located in Africa
Vanwyksdorp
Vanwyksdorp
Vanwyksdorp (Africa)
Coordinates: 33°43′59″S 21°27′58″E / 33.733°S 21.466°E / -33.733; 21.466
Country South Africa
Province Western Cape
District Eden
Municipality Kannaland
Established 1838
Area[1]
 • Total 21.25 km2 (8.20 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 833
 • Density 39/km2 (100/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 1.9%
 • Coloured 84.9%
 • Indian/Asian 0.2%
 • White 13.0%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Afrikaans 90.0%
 • English 4.9%
 • Xhosa 2.0%
 • Other 3.0%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
PO box 6690
Area code 028

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.