Port Elizabeth is the largest City in the Eastern Cape Province, it is known as 'The Windy City' or the 'Friendly City'. One of the countries largest seaports, the city was originally founded as a settlement for British emigrants. The Area was previously inhabited by the San and the Xhosa. The City now forms part of the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Municipality, which includes Uitenhage and Despatch.
"Many South Africans are learning how to pronounce "Gqeberha", the new name for the city of Port Elizabeth."
It is the Xhosa name for the 'Baakens River' which flows through the City. Xhosa is one of South Africa's 11 official languages and one of the few in the world that has a "click" sound, which can be difficult for non-Xhosa speakers to master.
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