Parow (South Africa)

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Parow (South Africa)
Coordinates 33 ° 54 ′  S , 18 ° 36 ′  E Coordinates: 33 ° 54 ′  S , 18 ° 36 ′  E
Basic data
Country South Africa


Western cape
metropolis City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality
Residents 119,462 (2011)
founding 1886
Aerial view of Parow
Aerial view of Parow

Parow is a northern district of Cape Town in the Western Cape Province of South Africa . In 2011 the place had 119,462 inhabitants. The place and its name go back to the ship's captain Johann Heinrich Ferdinand Parow.


In 1869, 19 ships stranded in Table Bay during a storm . Among the ships was the ship Kehrwieder of the captain Johann Heinrich Ferdinand Parow. Parow settled on the Cape of Good Hope and married Johanna Wilhelmina Timmerman, the daughter of a family that helped him in the aftermath of the shipwreck.

For a time, Captain Parow sailed on coastal ships between Cape Town and the other western coastal cities of South Africa. He also traded in cattle and land. He recognized the opportunities that the area around Tygerberg offered for the cattle trade and founded a farm there in 1886 called Parow. Johanna Wilhelmina died in 1900, Captain Parow himself died in 1910. The marriage was childless.

There has been a German International School in Parow since 1883 . A local administration was founded in Parow in 1902. In 1939, the local administration was transferred to an independent municipal administration. The area around Parow was integrated into the administrative area of ​​Greater Cape Town in 1944. Between the 1960s and 1980s, Parow became a local mall. The Parow municipality was incorporated into the City of Tygerberg within the City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality in 1996 .

Since 2005 the headquarters of the South African section of the Guardian Angels has been in Parow.

The Ajax Cape Town football club is based in Parow.

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Individual evidence

  1. 2011 census , accessed November 23, 2013.