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Port Elizabeth
Ibhayi
Aerial view o Port Elizabeth, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
Nickname(s): The Friendly Ceety or The Windy Ceety
Port Elizabeth is located in South Africa
Port Elizabeth
Port Elizabeth
Location in Sooth Africae
Coordinates: 33°57′29″S 25°36′00″E / 33.95806°S 25.60000°E / -33.95806; 25.60000
Kintra Sooth Africae
Province Eastren Cape
Municipality Nelson Mandela Bay
Foondit 1820
Area[1]
 • City 335.30 km2 (129.46 sq mi)
 • Metro 1,959 km2 (756 sq mi)
Population (Ceety: 2001; Metro: 2007)[1]
 • City 237,500
 • Density 710/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
 • Metro 1,050,930
 • Metro density 540/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
  "City" population is for the Port Elizabeth Main Place in Census 2001; "Metro" population is for the NMB Metro.
Racial makeup (2001)[1]
 • Black African 13.7%
 • Coloured 30.3%
 • Indian/Asian 3.9%
 • White 52.1%
First languages (2001)[1]
 • Afrikaans 47.5%
 • English 39.6%
 • Xhosa 11.5%
 • Other 1.4%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Area code(s) 041

Port Elizabeth (Xhosa: Ebhayi; colloquial The Bay[2] or Afrikaans: Die Baai) is ane o the lairgest ceeties in Sooth Africae, situatit in the Eastren Cape, 770 km (478 mi) east o Cape Toun. The ceety, aften shortened tae PE an elknamit "The Friendly Ceety" or "The Windy Ceety", stretches for 16 km alang Algoa Bay, an is ane o the major seaports in Sooth Africae.

Port Elizabeth wis foondit as a toun in 1820 tae hoose Breetish settlers as a wey o strengthenin the border region atween the Cape Colony an the Xhosa. It nou forms pairt o the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality which haes a population o ower 1.3 million.

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