Peddie, Eastern Cape

Peddie (Xhosa: iNgqushwa) is a town in the Ngqushwa Local Municipality[2] within the Amathole District Municipality in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa.

Peddie
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Peddie is located in Eastern Cape
Peddie
Peddie
Peddie is located in South Africa
Peddie
Peddie
Coordinates: 33°11′46″S 27°06′58″E / 33.196°S 27.116°E / -33.196; 27.116Coordinates: 33°11′46″S 27°06′58″E / 33.196°S 27.116°E / -33.196; 27.116
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceEastern Cape
DistrictAmathole
MunicipalityNgqushwa
Area
 • Total37.32 km2 (14.41 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total4,658
 • Density120/km2 (320/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African98.2%
 • Coloured1.4%
 • Indian/Asian0.1%
 • White0.2%
 • Other0.2%
First languages (2011)
 • Xhosa86.4%
 • English7.5%
 • Afrikaans1.5%
 • Other4.6%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
5640
PO box
5640
Area code040

The town is situated 55km south-west of King William's Town and 67km east of Grahamstown. It developed from a frontier post established in 1835 and named Fort Peddie, and became a municipality in 1905. Named after Lieutenant-Colonel John Peddie (?-1840), who led the 72nd Highlanders against the Xhosa in the Sixth Frontier War.[3]

A large provincial hospital on the outskirts of Peddie is named Nompumelelo Hospital.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Peddie". Census 2011.
  2. ^ "Overview | Ngqushwa Local Municipality". ngqushwamun.gov.za. Retrieved 2018-08-08.
  3. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 359.
  4. ^ Eastern Cape Department of Health - Nompumelelo Hospital