Bongolo Dam, (also spelled Bonkolo) is located on the Komani River, near Queenstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa. The dam has a capacity of 7,015,000 cubic metres (247,700,000 cu ft). The Bongolo Dam, about 5 km from town on the Dordrecht road, is one of Queenstown’s main sources of water, its main purpose is for industrial and municipal usage. The wall was begun in 1905 and was for years the largest concrete dam wall in South Africa. Incidentally the origin of the name Bongola has cause some controversy, but it is believed by some to have been derived from the Xhosa word "mbongolo" meaning donkey, as these animals were extensively used in the construction of the dam.

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  • El embalse de Bongolo, también llamado Bonkolo, es un pantano situado en el río Komani, cerca de Queenstown, Provincia Oriental del Cabo, Sudáfrica. El embalse tiene una capacidad de 7.015.000 m3. Este embalse, situado a 5 km de Queenstown, en la carretera de Dordretch, es una de las principales fuentes de agua de la ciudad, y su principal función es uso municipal e industrial. La presa fue construida en 1905 y durante años fue la presa de hormigón más grande de Sudáfrica. El nombre de Bongolo ha causado cierta controversia, pues algunos creen que deriva del nombre xhosa “mbongolo”, que significa asno, ya que estos animales fueron ampliamente usados en la construcción de la presa. Por otro lado, hay otra presa con el mismo nombre en Gabón, en el río Louetsi. (es)
  • Bongolo Dam, (also spelled Bonkolo) is located on the Komani River, near Queenstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa. The dam has a capacity of 7,015,000 cubic metres (247,700,000 cu ft). The Bongolo Dam, about 5 km from town on the Dordrecht road, is one of Queenstown’s main sources of water, its main purpose is for industrial and municipal usage. The wall was begun in 1905 and was for years the largest concrete dam wall in South Africa. Incidentally the origin of the name Bongola has cause some controversy, but it is believed by some to have been derived from the Xhosa word "mbongolo" meaning donkey, as these animals were extensively used in the construction of the dam. (en)
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  • Bongolo Dam, (also spelled Bonkolo) is located on the Komani River, near Queenstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa. The dam has a capacity of 7,015,000 cubic metres (247,700,000 cu ft). The Bongolo Dam, about 5 km from town on the Dordrecht road, is one of Queenstown’s main sources of water, its main purpose is for industrial and municipal usage. The wall was begun in 1905 and was for years the largest concrete dam wall in South Africa. Incidentally the origin of the name Bongola has cause some controversy, but it is believed by some to have been derived from the Xhosa word "mbongolo" meaning donkey, as these animals were extensively used in the construction of the dam. (en)
  • El embalse de Bongolo, también llamado Bonkolo, es un pantano situado en el río Komani, cerca de Queenstown, Provincia Oriental del Cabo, Sudáfrica. El embalse tiene una capacidad de 7.015.000 m3. Este embalse, situado a 5 km de Queenstown, en la carretera de Dordretch, es una de las principales fuentes de agua de la ciudad, y su principal función es uso municipal e industrial. La presa fue construida en 1905 y durante años fue la presa de hormigón más grande de Sudáfrica. (es)
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