Elliot, Eastern Cape

Khowa formely known as Eliot, is a town in Chris Hani District Municipality in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa, and lies 80 km south-west of Maclear and 65 km south-east of Barkly East.[2]

Khowa
Town Hall in Elliot
Town Hall in Elliot
Khowa is located in Eastern Cape
Khowa
Khowa
Khowa is located in South Africa
Khowa
Khowa
Khowa is located in Africa
Khowa
Khowa
Coordinates: 31°20′S 27°51′E / 31.333°S 27.850°E / -31.333; 27.850Coordinates: 31°20′S 27°51′E / 31.333°S 27.850°E / -31.333; 27.850
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceEastern Cape
DistrictChris Hani
MunicipalitySakhisizwe
Area
 • Total28.85 km2 (11.14 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total14,376
 • Density500/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African93.9%
 • Coloured2.6%
 • Indian/Asian0.4%
 • White2.7%
 • Other0.3%
First languages (2011)
 • Xhosa87.1%
 • Afrikaans4.5%
 • English4.5%
 • Sign language1.7%
 • Other2.3%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
5460
PO box
5460
Area code045

Originally the village was established in 1885 and known as Slang River,[3] and in April 1894 was renamed Elliot, becoming a municipality in 1911. Named after Sir Henry George Elliot (1826-1912), Chief Magistrate of the Transkeian territories from 1891 to 1902. It's renamed Khowa in 2017. [4]

People born in KhowaEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Elliot". Census 2011.
  2. ^ http://www.sahistory.org.za/places/elliot-tembuland
  3. ^ http://www.saexplorer.co.za/south-africa/distance/elliot_distance.asp
  4. ^ Raper, P. E. (1989). Dictionary of Southern African Place Names. Jonathan Ball Publishers. p. 154. ISBN 978-0-947464-04-2 – via Internet Archive.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)