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  • 52,401

  • 17,402

  • 7%

  • 49,6%

  • 97,5%

  • 72,4%

Langa means 'sun', is named after the Zulu chief Langalibalele. The township was established in 1927. (GPS coordinates: 33.9459 S, 18.5305 E).

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  • Coombe E & Slingsby P. 2000. Beard Shaver's Bush: Place Names in the Cape. Baardskeerder.
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Key Statistics 2011

Total population52,401
Young (0-14)25,5%
Working Age (15-64)71,7%
Elderly (65+)2,8%
Dependency ratio39,5
Sex ratio98,4
Population density16958 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+2,2%
Higher education aged 20+7%
Matric aged 20+33,1%
Number of households17,402
Average household size2,8
Female headed households41,7%
Formal dwellings57,5%
Housing owned/paying off28%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage72,4%
Weekly refuse removal93,8%
Piped water inside dwelling49,6%
Electricity for lighting97,5%

Place names

City of Cape Town Municipality