Place:Aberdeen, Eastern Cape, South Africa

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NameAberdeen
TypeInhabited place
Coordinates32.483°S 24.067°E
Located inEastern Cape, South Africa
Also located inCape, South Africa    
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Aberdeen is a small town in the Cacadu District Municipality of the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. set in the Camdeboo Mountains. With its numerous examples of Victorian architecture, it is one of the architectural conservation areas of the Karoo.

Town some 55 km south-east of Graaff-Reinet, 155 km east-south-east of Beaufort West, 32 km south of the Camdebo Mountains. Laid out on the farm Brakkefontein as a settlement of the Dutch Reformed Church in 1856, it became a municipality in 1858. It is named after Aberdeen in Scotland, birthplace of the Reverend Andrew Murray of Graaff-Reinet, relieving minister.

The Aberdeen Provincial Hospital (Eastern Cape) is situated in Aberdeen.

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