East London, Eastern Cape

East London (Xhosa: eMonti; Afrikaans: Oos-Londen) is a city on the southeast coast of South Africa[3] in the Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality of the Eastern Cape province. The city lies on the Indian Ocean coast, largely between the Buffalo River and the Nahoon River, and hosts the country's only river port. As of 2011, East London had a population of over 267,000 with over 755,000 in the metropolitan area.[4]

East London
eMonti  (Xhosa)
Oos-Londen  (Afrikaans)
East London, looking toward the sea
East London
East London
East London
Coordinates: 32°59′S 27°52′E
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceEastern Cape
MunicipalityBuffalo City
Established1847[1]
Area
  City168.86 km2 (65.20 sq mi)
  Metro
2,536 km2 (979 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[2]
  City267,007
  Density1,600/km2 (4,100/sq mi)
  Metro
755,200
  Metro density300/km2 (770/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
  Black African70.1%
  Coloured11.6%
  Indian/Asian1.8%
  White16.0%
  Other0.5%
First languages (2011)
  Xhosa61.8%
  English21.2%
  Afrikaans13.3%
  Other3.8%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
5200
PO box
5201–5499
Area code043
Websiteeastlondon.org.za

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