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.
Kintra Sooth Africae
Province Eastren Cape
Municipality Nelson Mandela Bay
Established 1820
 • Mayor Athol Trollip (DA)
 • City 251.03 km2 (96.92 sq mi)
 • Metro 1,959 km2 (756 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Ceety 312,392
 • Density 1,200/km2 (3,200/sq mi)
 • Metro[1] 1,152,915
 • Metro density 590/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 30.6%
 • Coloured 27.0%
 • Indian/Asian 3.2%
 • White 37.8%
 • Other 1.4%
First leids (2011)[1]
 • Afrikaans 40.2%
 • Inglis 33.2%
 • Xhosa 22.2%
 • Other 4.3%
Postal code (street) 6001
PO box 6000
Aurie code 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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