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  • 3,375

  • 1,026

  • 8,2%

  • 92,9%

  • 94,2%

  • 93,3%

Alexandria is known for its chicory industry, as well as for pineapple and dairy farming. Originally named Olifantshoek, the name of the town was changed in 1873 to Alexandria, after Alexander Smith, a Scottish minister of the Dutch Reformed Church in Uitenhage. (GPS coordinates: 33.6487 S, 26.407 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 population3,375
Young (0-14)26,6%
Working Age (15-64)64,3%
Elderly (65+)9,1%
Dependency ratio55,5
Sex ratio87
Population density921 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+7,5%
Higher education aged 20+8,2%
Matric aged 20+23,6%
Number of households1,026
Average household size3,1
Female headed households40,8%
Formal dwellings94%
Housing owned/paying off57,9%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage93,3%
Weekly refuse removal98,4%
Piped water inside dwelling92,9%
Electricity for lighting94,2%

Place names

Ndlambe Municipality