Where Is Philippi In Cape Town South Africa

What is a Philippi?

Philippi was a major Greek city northwest of the nearby island, Thasos. Its original name was Crenides after its establishment by Thasian colonists in 360/359 BC.

The city was renamed by Philip II of Macedon in 356 BC and abandoned in the 14th century after the Ottoman conquest.

Where Is Philippi In Cape Town South Africa?

Philippi is a large urban and semi-urban area in Cape Town’s Cape Flats region, in the Western Cape, South Africa.

It comprises the Philippi Horticultural Area to the west, and the neighborhoods of Brown’s Farm, Philippi East, and Samora Machel are located within its eastern half.

What is the population of Philippi Cape Town?


Key Statistics 2011

Total population200,603
Sex ratio101
Population density4182 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+3,1%
Higher education aged 20+3,9%

Is Philippi large or small?

Philippi is an enormous area, bounded by Lansdowne Rd in the north, and the railway line in the South.