Port Elizabeth

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Port Elizabeth

Die Baai (in Afrikaans)
iBhayi (in Xhosa)
Ceety Haw, Mercat Square, Port Elizabeth.
Ceety Haw, Mercat Square, Port Elizabeth.
KintraSooth Africae
ProvinceEastren Cape
MunicipalityNelson Mandela Bay
Established1820
Govrenment
 • MayorAthol Trollip (DA)
Area
 • City251.03 km2 (96.92 sq mi)
 • Metro
1,959 km2 (756 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Ceety312,392
 • Density1,200/km2 (3,200/sq mi)
 • Metro1,152,915
 • Metro density590/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African30.6%
 • Coloured27.0%
 • Indian/Asian3.2%
 • White37.8%
 • Other1.4%
First leids (2011)
 • Afrikaans40.2%
 • Inglis33.2%
 • Xhosa22.2%
 • Other4.3%
Postal code (street)
6001
PO box
6000
Aurie code041

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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