Place:Eastern Cape, South Africa

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NameEastern Cape
Alt namesEastern Cape Province
Eastern Capesource: Wikipedia
Oos-Kaapsource: Embassy of South Africa, Maps (1994) p 2
TypeModern province
Coordinates33°S 27.0°E
Located inSouth Africa     (1993 - )
See alsoCape, South AfricaParent
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The Eastern Cape is a province of South Africa. Its capital is Bhisho, but its two largest cities are Port Elizabeth and East London. It was formed in 1994 out of the "independent" Xhosa homelands of Transkei and Ciskei, together with the eastern portion of the Cape Province. Landing place and 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 prominent 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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