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Empangeni is a town in KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa. It is approximately 160 kilometres north of Durban, situated in hilly country side of the Uthungulu District, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. It overlooks a flat coastal plain and the major harbour town of Richards Bay only 15 kilometres away. The City of uMhlathuze was formed by joining the towns of Empangeni and Richards Bay together. Transportation to other places in South Africa is provided by the N2 freeway that runs through the town. Image File history File links Empangeni location map File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Empangeni location map File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Capital Pietermaritzburg Largest city Durban Area  - Total Ranked 7th 92,100 km² Premier Sbu Ndebele (ANC) Population   - 2001   - 1996   - Density Ranked 1st 9,426,019 8,417,021 102/km² (2001) Languages isiZulu (80. ... Durban is a vibrant cosmopolitian city in KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa. ... KwaZulu-Natal (often referred to as KZN) is a province of South Africa. ... In geography, a plain is an expanse of land with relatively low relief. ... Richards Bay is South Africas largest harbour. ...


The climate is sub-tropical with an average temperature of 28.4°C in summer and 14.5°C in Winter. Empangeni's population is 16,500. Subtropical (or semitropical) areas are those adjacent to the tropics, usually roughly defined as the ranges 23. ...


In 1851, the Norwegian Missionary Society established a mission station on the banks of the eMpangeni river. The river was named after the profusion of Mpange trees (Treema guineensis) growing along its banks. The mission was later moved to Eshowe, 61 kilometres north-west. In 1894 a magistracy was established. The Zululand Railway reached the town in January 1903 and linked the area to Durban and Eshowe. The government planted eucalyptus trees in 1905 as part of an experimental timber plantation. The plantation was a success and led to a large scale planting along the coastal belt. In 1906 Empangeni became a village. Rapid expansion began when a sugar mill was erected at Felixton. The establishment of the Empangeni Sugar Mill set the area on the road to rapid development. Empangeni was officially proclaimed as a township on 15 January 1931 and declared a borough on 13 October 1960. Events January 23 - The flip of a coin determines whether a new city in Oregon is named after Boston, Massachusetts, or Portland, Maine, with Portland winning. ... Eshowe, Uthungulu District, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa is the oldest town of European settlement in Zululand. ... 1894 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1903 has the latest occurring solstices and equinoxes for 400 years, because the Gregorian calendar hasnt had a leap year for seven years or a century leap year since 1600. ... Species About 600, see text Eucalyptus is a diverse genus of trees (rarely shrubs), the members of which dominate the tree flora of Australia. ... 1905 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Timber Timber is a term used to describe clusters of trees. ... 1906 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... A sugar is a carbohydrate which is sweet to taste. ... A sugar is a carbohydrate which is sweet to taste. ... January 15 is the 15th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1931 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... October 13 is the 286th day of the year (287th in leap years). ... 1960 was a leap year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ...



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Province of KwaZulu-Natal Large flag of South Africa Image originally derived from the public domain flags of the CIA World Factbook. ... KwaZulu-Natal (often referred to as KZN) is a province of South Africa. ...

Provincial Capital:

Pietermaritzburg Location of Pietermaritzburg in KwaZulu-Natal province Pietermaritzburg is the capital of KwaZulu-Natal Province in South Africa. ...

Major Metros:

Ethekwini (includes Durban) Durban is a vibrant cosmopolitian city in KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa. ...

District Municipalities:

Ugu Umgungundlovu Uthukela Umzinyathi Amajuba Zululand Umkhanyakude Uthungulu King Shaka East Griqualand

Smaller Cities:

Empangeni Kokstad Ladysmith Newcastle Port Shepstone Richards Bay KwaDukuza Tongaat Vryheid Location of Kokstad in KwaZulu-Natal Province Kokstad is a town in the Sisonke District of KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa. ... Ladysmith is the name of several places: in Canada: Ladysmith, British Columbia in the United States: Ladysmith, Wisconsin in South Africa: Ladysmith, South Africa Siege of Ladysmith, 1900 Ladismith This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Newcastle is a town in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. ... Port Shepstone is situated on the mouth of the largest river on the south coast of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, the Mzimkulu River (the great home of all rivers). ... Richards Bay is South Africas largest harbour. ... KwaDukuza (also called Stanger) is a historic capital of the Zulus. ... Tongaat is a sugarcane growing town in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa that is situated on the banks of the Tongati River north of Durban and now forms part of eThekwini, the Greater Durban Metropoliton. ... Vryheid is a coal mining and cattle ranching town in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. ...


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Empangeni, KwaZulu-Natal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (290 words)
Empangeni is a town in KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa.
The establishment of the Empangeni Sugar Mill set the area on the road to rapid development.
Empangeni was officially proclaimed as a township on 15 January 1931 and declared a borough on 13 October 1960.
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