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Quick Fact
  • 57,996

  • 15,993

  • 5,8%

  • 53,5%

  • 95,3%

  • 80,8%

Nyanga means 'moon'. The township was established in 1946 and named in conjunction with the township Langa, the name of which means 'sun'. (GPS coordinates: 33.9931 S, 18.5822 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 population57,996
Young (0-14)27,3%
Working Age (15-64)69,3%
Elderly (65+)3,4%
Dependency ratio44,3
Sex ratio93,9
Population density18775 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+3%
Higher education aged 20+5,8%
Matric aged 20+25,3%
Number of households15,993
Average household size3,5
Female headed households46,4%
Formal dwellings67,3%
Housing owned/paying off35,7%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage80,8%
Weekly refuse removal92%
Piped water inside dwelling53,5%
Electricity for lighting95,3%

Place names

City of Cape Town Municipality