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Bishop Lavis

Bishop Lavis
Bishop Lavis is located in South Africa
Bishop Lavis
Bishop Lavis
 Bishop Lavis shown within South Africa
Country South Africa
Province Western Cape
Municipality City of Cape Town
Established Developed by Communicare between 1951 - 1960
 • Total 2.58 km2 (1.00 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 26,482
 • Density 10,000/km2 (27,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 1.9%
 • Coloured 97.2%
 • Indian/Asian 0.3%
 • White 0.0%
 • Other 0.5%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Afrikaans 86.4%
 • English 12.0%
 • Other 1.5%
Postal code (street) 7490
Area code 021

Bishop Lavis is a suburb of Cape Town, located 15 kilometres (9 mi) east of the city centre near Cape Town International Airport. It had, as of 2001, a population of 44,419 people, of whom 97% described themselves as Coloured, and 90% spoke Afrikaans while 9% spoke English.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Bishop Lavis". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ "Bishop Lavis". Census 2001. City of Cape Town. Retrieved 20 March 2012. 

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