Bellville (South Africa)

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Bellville (South Africa)
Coordinates 33 ° 54 ′  S , 18 ° 38 ′  E Coordinates: 33 ° 54 ′  S , 18 ° 38 ′  E
Basic data
Country South Africa


Western cape
metropolis City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality
Residents 112,507 (2011)
Aerial view of Bellville
Aerial view of Bellville

Bellville is part of the Metropolitan Municipality of Cape Town and was part of the City of Tygerberg until 2000 . Bellville is located northeast of the center of Cape Town, around 15 kilometers away. In 2011 Bellville had 112,507 residents.


Bellville grew out of a small settlement called Twelfth Mile Stone . In 1861 the settlement was officially proclaimed a town and at the same time named in honor of Charles Bell, an administrator of the Cape Colony at the time . In 1940 Bellville was granted city rights before becoming a municipality of Cape Town in 1979.

Economy and Infrastructure

Today, Bellville functions primarily as a residential area on the outskirts of Cape Town. In Bellville South , the industrial area of ​​the city, mainly paper manufacturers, representatives of the food industry as well as brickworks, tile manufacturers and fertilizer producers are based.

Bellville is home to the University of the Western Cape (UWC). The Council for Geoscience , the geoscientific authority in South Africa, maintains an office here.

Individual evidence

  1. 2011 census , accessed November 17, 2013
  2. a b Bellville in the Encyclopedia Britannica , April 5, 2013 (English)
  3. Bellville at , April 5, 2013 (English)
  4. ^ Council for Geoscience: Council for Geoscience - Bellville Office . on (English)