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EMpuma Koloni (Xhosa)
Development through Unity
Location of the Eastern Cape in South Africa
|Established||27 April 1994|
|Largest city||Port Elizabeth|
|• Type||Parliamentary system|
|• Total||168,966 km2 (65,238 sq mi)|
|Area rank||2nd in South Africa|
|Highest elevation||3,019 m (9,905 ft)|
|Lowest elevation||0 m (0 ft)|
| • Estimate
|• Rank||3rd in South Africa|
|• Density||38.83653/km2 (100.58615/sq mi)|
|• Density rank||6th in South Africa|
|• Black African||86.3%|
|• Indian or Asian||0.4%|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (SAST)|
|ISO 3166 code||ZA-EC|
The Eastern Cape is a province of South Africa. Its capital is Bhisho. Its two largest cities are Port Elizabeth and East London. It was formed in 1994. It was the home of the 1820 settlers. The central and eastern part of the province is the traditional home of the Xhosa people.
This region is the birthplace of many famous South African politicians, such as Nelson Mandela, Oliver Tambo, Walter Sisulu, Govan Mbeki, Raymond Mhlaba, Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe, Chris Hani, Thabo Mbeki, Steve Biko and Charles Coghlan.
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