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Gordon's Bay,South Africa

Gordon's Bay is City/Area of Western Cape, Latitude: -34.1556, Longitude: 18.8768

Gordon's Bay (Afrikaans: Gordonsbaai) is a harbour town in the Western Cape province of South Africa. It is included in the City of Cape Town metropolitan municipality as a suburb in the Helderberg area (formerly called Hottentots Holland), It is situated on the shores of Gordon's Bay in the northeastern corner of False Bay about 50 km from Cape Town to the south of the N2 national road and is named after Robert Jacob Gordon (1743–1795), the Dutch explorer of Scottish descent.

Coat of arms
Gordon’s Bay was a municipality from 1961 to 1996. The town council assumed a coat of arms, designed by Schalk Pienaar, in July 1962, and registered it with the Cape Provincial Administration in November 1962 and at the Bureau of Heraldry in November 1988.

The arms were : Per chevron, the chief barry wavy Argent and Azure and the base Vert, in chief two anchors and in base a protea slipped and leaved, Or. In layman’s terms, the shield was divided in two by a chevron-shaped line, the upper half displaying two golden anchors on a background of silver and blue wavy stripes, and the lower half a golden protea flower on a green background.

The crest was a yacht in full sail, and the motto Sol et salubritas.

See also
Ports and harbours in South Africa
Steenbras Dam
List of reservoirs and dams in South Africa
National Roads in South Africa
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References
Jump up to: a b c d “Main Place Gordon’s Bay”. Census 2011.
“Official planning suburbs”. Retrieved 17 March 2019.
Robert Jacob Gordon 1743-1795: The Man and His Travels at the Cape – Patrick Cullinan Winchester Struik (1992)
“Archived copy”. Archived from the original on 2012-06-07. Retrieved 2012-07-09.
“Archived copy”. Archived from the original on 2012-11-03. Retrieved 2012-07-09.
Western Cape Archives : Gordon’s Bay Municipal Minutes (25 July 1962).
Cape of Good Hope Official Gazette 3161 (23 November 1962).
http://www.national.archsrch.gov.za[permanent dead link]
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