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Encyclopedia > Eastern Cape Province
iPhondo leMpuma-Koloni
Provinsie Oos-Kaap
Eastern Cape Province
Image:SouthAfricaEasternCape.png
Area 169,580 km² (13.9% of country's total)
Population (2001) 6,436,761 (14.4% of the total)
GDP 8.4% of the country's total
Languages Xhosa (83%), Afrikaans (9.6%), English (3.7%)
Races Black African 87.6%, Coloured 7.4%, Indian/Asian 0.3%, White 4.7%
Capital Bisho
Other towns Aliwal North, East London, Port Elizabeth, Umtata, Grahamstown

See also:
List of cities and towns in the Eastern Cape
Image File history File links provice of South Africa File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... Xhosa is one of the official languages of South Africa. ... Afrikaans is a West Germanic language mainly spoken in South Africa and Namibia. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... The term Blacks is often used in the West to denote race for persons whose progenitors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Sub-Saharan Africa. ... In the South African and Namibian context, the term Coloured (also known as Bruinmense, Kleurlinge or Bruine Afrikaners) refers to a rather heterogenous group of people of mixed Khoisan, white European descent, Malay, Malagasy, Black (Bantu), and South Indian ancestry, especially in the Western Cape. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Bisho is a town in South Africa, and the capital of the Eastern Cape Province. ... Aliwal North is a town on the Orange River, in central South Africa. ... East London (Afrikaans: Oos-Londen, Xhosa: Imonti) is a city in southeast South Africa, situated in the Eastern Cape Province at 32. ... Port Elizabeth is a city in South Africa, situated in the Eastern Cape Province, at 33°58′ S 25°36′ E. The city is located on Algoa Bay, and is one of the major seaports in South Africa. ... Umtata, a small town in the Eastern Province of South Africa, formerly the capital of the Republic of Transkei. ... Grahamstown is a town in the Eastern Cape Province, of the Republic of South Africa and is known in Xhosa as iRhini. ... This is a list of cities and towns in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. ...

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The Eastern Cape is a province of South Africa. Its capital is Bisho. It was formed in 1994 out of the "independent" homelands of Transkei and Ciskei, as well as the eastern portion of the Cape Province. It is the traditional home of the Xhosa, and the birthplace of many prominent South Africans, such as Nelson Mandela and Thabo Mbeki. The following table presents a listing of Premiers of South African provinces. ... This is a list of Premiers of Eastern Cape Province: See also South Africa Politics of South Africa List of Premiers of South African provinces Category: ... The African National Congress (ANC) is a centre-left political party, and has been South Africas governing party (in a coalition) since the establishment of majority rule in May 1994. ... A map of the nine provinces of South Africa South Africa is currently divided into nine provinces. ... Bisho is a town in South Africa, and the capital of the Eastern Cape Province. ... The poverty-stricken but beautiful Transkei — which roughly means the area beyond the Kei River — is situated in what is now part of the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa, bordered by the Umtavuma River in the north and the Great Kei River in the south, while the Indian Ocean... Ciskei Flag of Ciskei Ciskei was a Bantustan in the south east of South Africa. ... Under the Union of South Africa and after that under the Republic of South Africa, the old Cape Colony became the Cape of Good Hope Province (though it was commonly known as the Cape Province). ... The Xhosa people are a group of peoples of Bantu origins living in south-east South Africa. ... Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, (born July 18, 1918), was the first democratically elected President of South Africa, having previously been a prominent anti-apartheid activist there. ... Thabo Mvuyelwa Mbeki (born June 18, 1942) is the President of the Republic of South Africa. ...

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Tourism

The landscape is extremely diverse. The western interior is largely arid Karoo, while the east is well-watered and green. The Eastern Cape offers a wide array of attractions, including 800 km of untouched and pristine coastline along with some particularly splendid beaches, and " big-five" viewing in a malaria-free environment. The Karoo is a semi-desert region of South Africa. ... The phrase Big Five Game was coined by game hunters and refers to the five large mammals that were originally most sought in Africa. ... Red blood cell infected with Malaria (Italian: bad air; formerly called ague or marsh fever in English) is an infectious disease which in humans causes about 350-500 million infections and approximately 1. ...


The Addo Elephant National Park, situated 73 km from Port Elizabeth, was proclaimed in 1931. Its 743 km² offers sanctuary to 170 elephants, the last Cape buffalo and 21 black rhino of the very scarce Kenyan sub-species. Addo Elephant National Park is an elephant park close to Port Elizabeth in South Africa. ... Port Elizabeth is a city in South Africa, situated in the Eastern Cape Province, at 33°58′ S 25°36′ E. The city is located on Algoa Bay, and is one of the major seaports in South Africa. ... Species Syncerus caffer Subspecies Syncerus is a genus of bovines found in Africa, the only extant member of which is the African Buffalo, or Cape Buffalo. ... Binomial name Diceros bicornis The Black Rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis) is a mammal of the Perissodactyla order which lives in the eastern areas of Africa including Kenya, Tanzania, Cameroon, South Africa, Namibia and Zimbabwe. ...


The province is the location of South Africa's only ski resort, Tiffindell, which is situated in the Southern Drakensberg on the slopes of the highest mountain peak in the Eastern Cape (3001 m). The Drakensberg Drakensberg Range from space, April 1993 The Drakensberg (Dragon Mountains in Afrikaans) mountains are the highest in South Africa, ranging up to 3,482 m (11,422 ft) in height. ...


The National Arts Festival, held in Grahamstown is Africa's largest and most colourful cultural event, offering a choice of the very best of both indigenous and imported talent. Every year for 11 days the town's population almost doubles, as over 50,000 people flock to the region for a feast of arts, crafts and sheer entertainment. Grahamstown is a town in the Eastern Cape Province, of the Republic of South Africa and is known in Xhosa as iRhini. ...


The Tsitsikamma National Park is an 80 km long coastal strip between Nature's Valley and the mouth of the Storms River. In the park the visitor finds an almost untouched natural landscape. Near the park is the Bloukrans Bridge, which is the world's highest bungee jump.


Jeffreys Bay is an area with some of the country's wildest coastline, which is backed by some of Africa's most spectacular sub-tropical rainforest. Famous for its "supertubes", probably South Africa's longest and most consistently good wave, it's charged with a surf vibe as relaxed as it is friendly, and this tends to soften the effect of the wealthy set who have made this part of the coast their own. The world famous surf spot, Supertubes, in Jeffreys Bay. ...


Aliwal North, lying on a splendid agricultural plateau on the southern bank of the Orange River, is one of the country's most popular inland resorts and is famous for its hot springs. Aliwal North is a town on the Orange River, in central South Africa. ... The Orange River is the major river in South Africa. ...


The rugged and unspoilt Wild Coast is a place of spectacular scenery, and a graveyard for many vessels.


Economy

The Eastern Cape remains one of the poorest provinces in South Africa. This is largely due to the extreme poverty found in the former homelands, where subsistence agriculture predominates. The two major industrial centres, Port Elizabeth and East London have well-developed economies, based on the automotive industry. General Motors and Volkswagen both have major assembly lines in the Port Elizabeth area, while East London is dominated by the large DaimlerChrysler plant. The largest construction project in Africa is currently underway at Coega, about 20 km north of Port Elizabeth, where a new harbour is being built. It is expected that this development will give the province a major economic boost. Port Elizabeth is a city in South Africa, situated in the Eastern Cape Province, at 33°58′ S 25°36′ E. The city is located on Algoa Bay, and is one of the major seaports in South Africa. ... East London (Afrikaans: Oos-Londen, Xhosa: Imonti) is a city in southeast South Africa, situated in the Eastern Cape Province at 32. ... You may be looking for the arena found in Vancouver, see GM place General Motors Corporation (NYSE: GM), also known as GM, is a United States-based automobile maker with worldwide operations and brands including Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Holden, Hummer, Opel, Pontiac, Saturn, Saab and Vauxhall. ... Volkswagen, [literally: peoples car] (also known as VW) is an automobile manufacturer based in Wolfsburg, Germany. ... DaimlerChrysler AG (FWB: DCX, NYSE: DCX, TYO: 7663 ), headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany and Auburn Hills, Michigan, is a prominent automobile and truck manufacturer and financial services provider (through DaimlerChrysler Services). ...


There is a small exclave of Eastern Cape province completely surrounded by the neighbouring province of KwaZulu-Natal. Its main town is Umzimkulu. D is Bs exclave, but is not an enclave. ... Capital Pietermaritzburg Largest city Durban Area  - Total Ranked 7th 92,100 km² Premier (List) Sbu Ndebele (ANC) Population   - 2001   - 1996   - Density Ranked 1st 9,426,019 8,417,021 102/km² (2001) Languages isiZulu (80. ...


Municipalities

The Eastern Cape Province is divided into 46 municipalities:

  • Aberdeen Plain Municipality
  • Alfred Nzo Municipality
  • Amahlathi Municipality
  • Amatole Municipality
  • Baviaans Municipality
  • Blue Crane Route Municipality
  • Buffalo City Municipality (East London, Mdantsane and King William's Town)
  • Cacadu Municipality
  • Camdeboo Municipality
  • Chris Hani Municipality
  • Elundini Municipality
  • Emalahleni Municipality
  • Engcobo Municipality
  • Gariep Municipality
  • Great Kei Municipality
  • Ikwezi Municipality
  • Inkwanca Municipality
  • Intsika Yethu Municipality
  • Inxuba Yethemba Municipality
  • King Sabata Dalindyebo Municipality
  • Kouga Municipality
  • Kou-Kamma Municipality
  • Lukanji Municipality
  • Makana Municipality
  • Maletswai Municipality
  • Mbhashe Municipality
  • Mbizana Municipality
  • Mhlontlo Municipality
  • Mnquma Municipality
  • Ndlambe Municipality Municipality
  • Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Municipality (Port Elizabeth, Uitenhage & Despatch)
  • Ngqushwa Municipality
  • Nkonkobe Municipality
  • Ntabankulu Municipality
  • Nxuba Municipality
  • Nyandeni Municipality
  • O.R. Tambo Municipality
  • Port St. Johns Municipality
  • Quakeni Municipality
  • Sakhisizwe Municipality
  • Senqu Municipality
  • Sunday's River Valley
  • Tsolwana Municipality
  • Ukhahlamba Municipality
  • Umzimkhulu Municipality
  • Umzimvubu Municipality



Buffalo City is a municipality situated on the east coast of Eastern Cape Province, South Africa, at the coordinates of (27. ... Cacadu District Municipality (CDM) is situated in the Western Portion of the Eastern Cape province, covering an area of 58 242 square kilometres. ... Port Elizabeth is a city in South Africa, situated in the Eastern Cape Province, at 33°58′ S 25°36′ E. The city is located on Algoa Bay, and is one of the major seaports in South Africa. ...

Provinces of South Africa Flag of South Africa
Eastern Cape | Free State | Gauteng | KwaZulu-Natal | Limpopo | Mpumalanga | Northern Cape | North West | Western Cape

A map of the nine provinces of South Africa South Africa is currently divided into nine provinces. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Africa. ... Capital Bloemfontein Largest city Bloemfontein Area  - Total Ranked 3rd 129,480 km² Premier Beatrice Marshoff (ANC) Population   - 2001   - 1996   - Density Ranked 8th 2,706,776 2,633,504 21/km² (2001) Languages Sotho (62%) Afrikaans (14%) isiXhosa (9. ... Capital Johannesburg Largest city Johannesburg Area  - Total Ranked 9th 17,010 km² Premier (List) Mbhazima Shilowa (ANC) Population   - 2001   - 1996   - Density (2001) Ranked 2nd 8,837,172 7,348,423 520/km² (Ranked 1st) Languages isiZulu (21. ... Capital Pietermaritzburg Largest city Durban Area  - Total Ranked 7th 92,100 km² Premier (List) Sbu Ndebele (ANC) Population   - 2001   - 1996   - Density Ranked 1st 9,426,019 8,417,021 102/km² (2001) Languages isiZulu (80. ... Capital Polokwane Largest city Polokwane Area  - Total Ranked 5th 123,900 km² Premier Mbhazima Shilowa (ANC) Population   - 2001   - 1996   - Density (2001) Ranked 4th 5,273,637 4,929,368 43/km² (Ranked 3rd) Languages Races Black (97. ... Province motto Omnia labor vincit Capital Nelspruit Largest city Nelspruit Area  - Total Ranked 8th 79,490 km² Premier (List) Thabang Makwetla (ANC) Population   - 2001   - Density Ranked 7th 3,122,994 39/km² (2001) Languages SiSwati (30. ... Northern Cape is a province of South Africa, created in 1994 when the Cape Province was split up. ... Categories: South Africa stubs | North West Province | Provinces of South Africa ... Capital Cape Town Largest city Cape Town Area  - Total Ranked 4th 129,370 km² Premier (List) Ebrahim Rasool (ANC) Population   - 2001   - 1996   - Density (2001) Ranked 5th 4,524,335 3,956,875 35/km² (ranked 6th) Languages Afrikaans (55. ...

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Eastern Cape Province - definition of Eastern Cape Province in Encyclopedia (567 words)
The Eastern Cape is a province of South Africa.
The province is the location of South Africa's only ski resort, Tiffindell, which is situated in the Southern Drakensberg on the slopes of the highest mountain peak in the Eastern Cape (3001m).
The Eastern Cape remains one of the poorest provinces in South Africa.
Eastern Cape Province - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (624 words)
The Eastern Cape offers a wide array of attractions, including 800 km of untouched and pristine coastline along with some particularly splendid beaches, and " big-five" viewing in a malaria-free environment.
The Addo Elephant National Park, situated 73 km from Port Elizabeth, was proclaimed in 1931.
The province is the location of South Africa's only ski resort, Tiffindell, which is situated in the Southern Drakensberg on the slopes of the highest mountain peak in the Eastern Cape (3001 m).
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