Introduction of Port-Elizabeth
Industrial and commercial town and major port onAlgoa Bay, Eastern Cape Province, approximately410 mi E of Cape Town, S South Africa. Fort Frederickwas established here in 1799, and the townwas founded by a group of settlers from GreatBritain in 1820. It progressed industrially with theadvent of the railroad in the late 19th century. Seealso Kimberley.