Place:Queenstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa

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NameQueenstown
TypeCity
Coordinates31.9°S 26.883°E
Located inEastern Cape, South Africa
Also located inCape, South Africa    
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Queenstown, named after Queen Victoria, is a town in the middle of the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa, roughly half way between the smaller towns of Cathcart and Sterkstroom. It is currently the commercial, administrative, and educational centre of the prosperous surrounding farming district. The nickname of the town, 'Rose Capital of South Africa', comes from the large gardens and open places for flowers (especially roses) in and around town.

The city is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Queenstown. Churches of all faith denominations are to be found in and around Queenstown.

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