Port Elizabeth

ane o the lairgest ceeties in Sooth Africae

Port Elizabeth (Xhosa: Ebhayi; colloquial The Bay[2] or Afrikaans: Die Baai) is ane o the lairgest ceeties in Sooth Africae, situatit in the Eastren Cape, 770 km (478 mi) east o Cape Toun. The ceety, aften shortened tae PE an elknamit "The Friendly Ceety" or "The Windy Ceety", stretches for 16 km alang Algoa Bay, an is ane o the major seaports in Sooth Africae.

Port Elizabeth

Die Baai (in Afrikaans)
iBhayi (in Xhosa)
Ceety Haw, Mercat Square, Port Elizabeth.
Ceety Haw, Mercat Square, Port Elizabeth.
KintraSooth Africae
ProvinceEastren Cape
MunicipalityNelson Mandela Bay
 • MayorAthol Trollip (DA)
 • City251.03 km2 (96.92 sq mi)
 • Metro
1959 km2 (756 sq mi)
 • City312,392
 • Density1,200/km2 (3,200/sq mi)
 • Metro1,152,915
 • Metro density590/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African30.6%
 • Coloured27.0%
 • Indian/Asian3.2%
 • White37.8%
 • Other1.4%
First leids (2011)
 • Afrikaans40.2%
 • Inglis33.2%
 • Xhosa22.2%
 • Other4.3%
Postal code (street)
PO box
Aurie code041

Port Elizabeth wis foondit as a toun in 1820 tae hoose Breetish settlers as a wey o strengthenin the border region atween the Cape Colony an the Xhosa. It nou forms pairt o the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality which haes a population o ower 1.3 million.


  1. a b c d e "Main Place Port Elizabeth". Census 2011.
  2. Pettman, Charles (1913). Africanderisms; a glossary of South African colloquial words and phrases and of place and other names. Longmans, Green and Co. p. 51.