Why is the ninth month called September?
town, Eastern Cape province, South Africa, near the Indian Ocean, northwest of Port Elizabeth. It was founded in 1804 by J.A. Uitenhage de Mist, a Dutch governmental official sent to the Cape Colony by the government of the Batavian Republic, and it contains a number of 19th-century buildings, including the Drostdy (1815), Town Hall (1882, extended in 1952), and Court House (1898). Uitenhage is an industrial town, with automobile-assembly plants, railway workshops, and textile and tire factories. It is also the centre of a substantial sheep- and goat-farming district. Pop. (2001) 71,668.