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About our new home – Cape Town

Because Cape Town is our new home, we wanted to take this opportunity to share some basic information about the place, from Wikipedia.

Cape Town is the second-most populous city in , and the provincial capital and  of the . As the seat of the , it is also the legislative capital of the country. It forms part of the . The city is famous for  as well as its natural setting in the , including such well-known landmarks as  and . Cape Town is also Africa’s most popular tourist destination.

Located on the shore of , Cape Town was originally developed by the  as a victualling (supply) station for Dutch ships sailing to Eastern Africa, India, and the Far East. ‘s arrival on 6 April 1652 established the first permanent European settlement in South Africa. Cape Town quickly outgrew its original purpose as the first European outpost at the , becoming the economic and cultural hub of the . Until the  and the development of , Cape Town was the largest city in South Africa.

Today it is one of the most multicultural cities in the world, reflecting its role as a major destination for immigrants and  to South Africa. As of 2007 the city had an estimated population of 3.5 million. Cape Town’s land area of 2,455 square kilometres (948 sq mi) is larger than other South African cities, resulting in a comparatively lower population density of 1,425 inhabitants per square kilometre (3,690 /sq mi).

The city was named the  for 2014 by the .

And here’s some more information from Wikipedia about the demographics.

According to the , the population of the metropolitan municipality — an area that includes suburbs and  often considered not to be part of Cape Town — was 2,893,251 people. There are 759,767 formal households, of which 87.4% have a flush or chemical toilet, and 94.4% have  removed by the municipality at least once a week. 80.1% of households use electricity as the main source of energy. 16.1% of households are headed by one person.

 people account for 48.13% of the population, followed by  at 31%,  at 18.75%, and  at 1.43%. In 1944, 47% of the city’s population was White, 46% was Coloured, less than 6% was Black African and 1% was Asian. 46.6% of the population is under the age of 24, whilst 5% are over the age of 65. The median age in the city is 26 years old, and for every 100 females, there are 92.4 males. 19.4% of city residents are ; 58.3% of the unemployed are Black, 38.1% are Coloured, 3.1% are White and 0.5% are Asian. In the actual city of Cape Town, there is a higher percentage of white people.

41.4% of Cape Town residents speak  at home, 28.7% speak , 27.9% speak English, 0.7% speak , 0.3% speak , 0.1% speak  and 0.7% of the population speaks a non-official language at home.

4.2% of residents aged 20 and over have received no ; 11.8% have had some primary; 7.1% have completed only primary school; 38.9% have had some high education; 25.4% have finished only high school and 12.6% have an education higher than the high school level. Overall, 38.0% of residents have completed high school. The median annual income of working adults aged 20–65 is  25 774. Males have a median annual income of ZAR 27 406 versus ZAR 22 265 for females.

We’ll keep you posted with less generic info as we come across it here! Biggs the wrong reference has been presented do my homework ?

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