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Quick Fact ......
  • 24,673

  • 7,045

  • 7%

  • 37,4%

  • 89,6%

  • 50,7%

Stutterheim was named after Major-General Carl Gustav Richard von Stutterheim (1815-1871), Commander of the British-German Legion that built a fort nearby. The Xhosa name for the place is eCumakala. (GPS coordinates: 32.5802 S, 27.4186 E).

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  • Raper PE. 2004. New dictionary of South African Place Names. Jonathan Ball Publishers.

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Key Statistics 2011

Total population24,673
Young (0-14)30,3%
Working Age (15-64)63,4%
Elderly (65+)6,3%
Dependency ratio57,7
Sex ratio92,9
Population density203 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+9,4%
Higher education aged 20+7%
Matric aged 20+16,1%
Number of households7,045
Average household size3,4
Female headed households44,2%
Formal dwellings73,8%
Housing owned/paying off68,8%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage50,7%
Weekly refuse removal56,5%
Piped water inside dwelling37,4%
Electricity for lighting89,6%

Place names

Amahlathi Municipality