Qunu

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Qunu
Qunu village
Qunu is located in South Africa
Qunu
 Qunu shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 31°47′S 28°37′E / 31.783°S 28.617°E / -31.783; 28.617Coordinates: 31°47′S 28°37′E / 31.783°S 28.617°E / -31.783; 28.617
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceEastern Cape
DistrictO.R.Tambo
MunicipalityKing Sabata Dalindyebo
Area[1]
 • Total1.65 km2 (0.64 sq mi)
Population (2001)[1]
 • Total213
 • Density130/km2 (330/sq mi)
PO box5105
 
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Qunu
Qunu village
Qunu is located in South Africa
Qunu
 Qunu shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 31°47′S 28°37′E / 31.783°S 28.617°E / -31.783; 28.617Coordinates: 31°47′S 28°37′E / 31.783°S 28.617°E / -31.783; 28.617
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceEastern Cape
DistrictO.R.Tambo
MunicipalityKing Sabata Dalindyebo
Area[1]
 • Total1.65 km2 (0.64 sq mi)
Population (2001)[1]
 • Total213
 • Density130/km2 (330/sq mi)
PO box5105

Qunu (pronounced [ˈk͡ǃuːnu]) is a small rural village in South Africa's Eastern Cape Province, 32 km (20 mi) south-west of Mthatha on the road between Butterworth and Mthatha.

Mvezo on Mbashe River is near where the late former President of South Africa Nelson Mandela was born, and Qunu is where he grew up and expressed his wish to return late in life.[2] It is the village to which Nelson Mandela's father relocated after being deposed as Mvezo chief. In his autobiography Long Walk to Freedom, Mandela described Qunu as where he spent the happiest moments of his childhood.

On 15 December 2013, Mandela was buried in Qunu following a state funeral,[3] on his family's property in a spot he personally selected.

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  1. ^ a b "Sub Place Qunu". Census 2001. 
  2. ^ "Madiba heads back to Qunu". Mail and Guardian. Retrieved 29 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "Mandela funeral brings together world's most powerful people". The Guardian. Retrieved 6 December 2013.

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