History and origin of its name
Arcadia is divided in two sections. Arcadia South is Bethelsdorp Extension 12 and Arcadia North is Extension 13. The name has been taken from a former province in Southern Greece which was proverbially a peaceful and serene landscape. Pretoria and East London have Arcadia suburbs as well.
According to the latest census, Census 2011, 22 775 people reside in Arcadia area. The demographics are as follows:
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Census 2011., 2011. StasSA. [Online] Available at: https://census2011.adrianfrith.com/place/299006002 [Accessed 03 March 2017].
Meyer, H. E., 1976. Port Elizabeth- Names of streets and Townships. Port Elizabeth: Port Elizabeth City Libraries.
Last Updated:10 April 2018
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