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Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal
Map of KwaZulu-Natal showing Pietermaritzburg's location.
Map of KwaZulu-Natal showing Pietermaritzburg's location.
Coordinates: 29°37′01″S 30°22′59″E / -29.617, 30.383
Country South Africa
Province KwaZulu-Natal
District Municipality Umgungundlovu
Established 1838
Government
 - Mayor Zanele Hlatshwayo
Area
 - Total 649 km² (250.6 sq mi)
Elevation 596 m (1,955 ft)
Population (2001)
 - Total 521,805
 - Density 804/km² (2,082.4/sq mi)
Time zone South Africa Standard Time (UTC+2)
Area code(s) 033

Pietermaritzburg is the capital and second largest city of the province of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. It was founded in 1838. Popularly called Maritzburg, and abbreviated PMB, it is home to a campus of the University of KwaZulu-Natal, and is a major producer of aluminium as well as timber and dairy products. It had a population of 228,549 in 1991;[1] the estimated current population is between 350,000 and 500,000. Image File history File links Map of the location of Pietermarizburg File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... For other uses, see Country (disambiguation). ... A map of the nine provinces of South Africa South Africa is currently divided into nine provinces. ... KwaZulu-Natal (often referred to as KZN) is a province of South Africa. ... Municipalities in South Africa are a division of local government that lie one level down from provincial government, and form the lowest level of democratically elected government structures in the country. ... A map of South Africa showing Umgungundlovu (within KwaZulu-Natal province) Umgungundlovu is one of the 11 district municipalities (districts) of KwaZulu-Natal province. ... | Jöns Jakob Berzelius, discoverer of protein 1838 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... Time zones of Africa: Striped colours indicate countries observing daylight saving South African Standard Time, or SAST, is a time zone used by all of South Africa, in addition to Lesotho and Swaziland. ... Eastern European Time Central Africa Time Israel Standard Time South Africa Standard Time Central European Summer Time West Africa Summer Time Category: ... A telephone numbering plan is a plan for allocating telephone number ranges to countries, regions, areas and exchanges and to non-fixed telephone networks such as mobile phone networks. ... KwaZulu-Natal (often referred to as KZN) is a province of South Africa. ... | Jöns Jakob Berzelius, discoverer of protein 1838 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... It has been suggested that University of Durban-Westville be merged into this article or section. ... Aluminum redirects here. ... Timber in storage for later processing at a sawmill Timber is a term used to describe wood, either standing or that has been processed for use—from the time trees are felled, to its end product as a material suitable for industrial use—as structural material for construction or wood... A dairy farm near Oxford, New York in the United States. ...

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History

City Hall, constructed in 1893, destroyed by fire in 1895, rebuilt in 1901
City Hall, constructed in 1893, destroyed by fire in 1895, rebuilt in 1901

This magnificent example of Victorian architecture is the largest red-brick building in the Southern Hemisphere. The city was originally founded by the Voortrekkers, following the defeat of Dingane at the Battle of Blood River, and was the capital of the short-lived Boer republic, Natalia. Britain took over Pietermaritzburg in 1843 and it became the seat of the Natal Colony's administration with the first lieutenant-governor, Martin West, making it his home. Fort Napier, named after the governor of the Cape Colony, Sir George Thomas Napier, was built to house a garrison. In 1893 Natal received responsibility for their own government and an assembly building was built along with the city hall. In 1910, when the Union of South Africa was formed, Natal became a province of the union, and Pietermaritzburg remained the capital. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 402 KB)[edit] Summary [edit] Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 402 KB)[edit] Summary [edit] Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... It has been suggested that Town Hall be merged into this article or section. ... The Voortrekkers (Afrikaans for pioneers, literally those who move ahead or first/forward traveler) were white Afrikaner farmers, then known as Boers, who in the 1830s and 1840s emigrated during a series of mass movements of a number of separate trekking contingents under different leaders in what is called the... Dingane kaSenzangakhona Zulu (ca. ... Combatants Voortrekkers Zulu Commanders Andries Pretorius Dambuza Ndlela kaSompisi Strength about 470 men between 10,000 and 20,000 men Casualties 3 wounded 3,000 dead The Battle of Blood River (Afrikaans: Slag van Bloedrivier) was fought on 16 December 1838 on the banks of the Blood River (Bloedrivier) in... Afrikaners are white South Africans of predominantly Calvinist Dutch, German, French Huguenot, Friesian and Walloon descent who speak Afrikaans. ... Flag The Natalia Republic was located in the southern half of this region Capital Pietermaritzburg Language(s) Dutch, Zulu, English Religion Dutch Reformed Church Government Republic Prime Minister Andries Pretorius Historical era The Great Trek  - Established October 12, 1839  - Battle of Blood River December 16, 1838  - Alliance with Zulu January... Year 1843 (MDCCCXLIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... [Sir] Martin West (1804 - 1849)was born in England, the son of a civil servant in the Treasury. ... Anthem: God Save the Queen Cape Colony Capital Cape Town Language(s) English and Dutch1 Religion Dutch Reformed Church, Anglican Government Constitutional monarchy Last Monarch King George VI Last Prime Minister  - 1908 – 1910 John X. Merriman Last Governor  - 1901 - 1910 Walter Hely-Hutchinson Historical era 19th century  - Dutch East India... Sir George Thomas Napier (1784 - September 16, 1855), entered the army in 1800, and served with distinction under Sir John Moore and the Duke Wellington in the Peninsula--and lost his right arm at the storming of Badajoz. ... Motto Ex Unitate Vires (Latin: From Unity, strength} Anthem Die Stem van Suid-Afrika Capital Cape Town (legislative) Pretoria (administrative) Bloemfontein (judicial) Language(s) Afrikaans, Dutch, English Government Constitutional monarchy Monarch  - 1952-1961 Queen Elizabeth II Governor-General  - 1959-1961 Charles Robberts Swart Prime Minister  - 1958-1961 Hendrik Frensch Verwoerd...


Name

There exist two interpretations about the origin of the city's name. One is that it was named after Piet Retief and Gert Maritz, two famous Voortrekker leaders. The other is that it was named after Piet Retief alone, since his full name was Pieter Maurits Retief. Retief was killed by Dingane, successor to Shaka, king of the Zulus. Maritz died in battle with the Zulus at Bloukranz, some hundreds of kilometres further North and so did not ever reach the Pietermaritzburg area. In 1938, however, the city announced officially that the second element Maritz should also honour Gert Maritz. This article does not cite its references or sources. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Dingane kaSenzangakhona Zulu (ca. ... For other uses, see Shaka (disambiguation). ... Languages Zulu Religions Christian, African Traditional Religion Related ethnic groups Bantu Nguni Basotho Xhosa Swazi Matabele Khoisan The Zulu (South African English and isiZulu: amaZulu) are a South African ethnic group of an estimated 17-22 million people who live mainly in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. ...


At the time of the rise of the Zulu Empire, the site that was to become Pietermaritzburg was called Umgungundlovu. This is popularly translated from the Zulu as "Place of the Elephant", although it could also be translated to mean "The elephant wins". Umgungundlovu is thus thought to be the site of some Zulu king's victory, since "Elephant" (Indlovu) is a name traditionally taken by the Zulu monarch. Legend has it that Shaka had his warriors hunt elephant there to sell the ivory to English traders at Durban (then called Port Natal). Today, the town is still called by its Voortrekker name, although the municipality it is part of bears the Zulu name.


Apartheid

During apartheid, the city was segregated into various sections. 90% of the Indian population was moved to the suburb of Northdale while most of its Zulu inhabitants were moved to the neighbouring township of Edendale. A segregated beach in South Africa, 1982. ... The term township is used to denote a lower level territorial subdivision. ...

Clock tower of the university's Collin Webb Hall
Clock tower of the university's Collin Webb Hall

Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 309 KB)The main clock tower at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg campus. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 309 KB)The main clock tower at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg campus. ...

The university

The University of Natal was founded in 1910[2] as the Natal University College and extended to Durban in 1922. The two campuses were incorporated into the University of Natal in March 1949. It became a major voice in the struggle against Apartheid, and was one of the first universities in the country to provide education to black students. This campus boasts association with a remarkable array of world-class academics and has famous alumni distributed throughout the world. It became the University of KwaZulu-Natal on 1 January 2004. The University of KwaZulu-Natal is a university in the KwaZulu-Natal Province of South Africa. ... For other uses, see Durban (disambiguation). ... It has been suggested that University of Durban-Westville be merged into this article or section. ... is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 162 KB)The centennial commemorative statue of Mahatma Gandhi in the center of downtown Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 162 KB)The centennial commemorative statue of Mahatma Gandhi in the center of downtown Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. ... “Gandhi” redirects here. ...

Mahatma Gandhi

Pietermaritzburg is also famous for an incident early in the life of Mahatma Gandhi, wherein he was thrown off a train for refusing to go sit in third-class seating due to a white man not having a seat; even though the Mahatma held a valid first-class ticket. This incident inspired Gandhi to begin his career protesting against laws discriminating against Indians in South Africa. Today, a bronze statue of Gandhi stands in Church Street, in the city centre. “Gandhi” redirects here. ...


Other historical events

  • The first newspaper in Natal, the Natal Witness (now known as The Witness), was published in 1846.
  • The 46 hectare Botanic Gardens were created in 1872 by the Botanic Society of Natal.
  • The city hall, which is the largest red-brick building in the Southern Hemisphere, was destroyed by fire in 1895, but was rebuilt in 1901.
  • The British built a concentration camp here during the Second Boer War to house Boer women and children.
  • In 1962, Nelson Mandela was arrested in the nearby town of Howick to the north of Pietermaritzburg. The arrest marked the beginning of Nelson Mandela's 27 years of imprisonment. A small monument has been erected at the location of his arrest.

The Witness is a newspaper based in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. ... It has been suggested that Internment be merged into this article or section. ... Combatants British Empire Orange Free State South African Republic Commanders Sir Redvers Buller Lord Kitchener Lord Roberts Paul Kruger Louis Botha Koos de la Rey Martinus Steyn Christiaan de Wet Casualties 6,000 - 7,000 (A further ~14,000 from disease) 6,000 - 8,000 (Unknown number from disease) Civilians... This article is about the Boer people (Boerevolk). ... For other people named Mandela, or other uses, see Mandela. ... Location of Howick in KwaZulu-Natal Province Howick is a town located in the uMgungundlovu District of KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa. ...

Capital status

The KwaZulu-Natal Legislature building.
The KwaZulu-Natal Legislature building.

Prior to the end of apartheid in 1994, Pietermaritzburg was the capital of Natal Province. Following the first post-apartheid elections in South Africa, as a result of which the Inkatha Freedom Party won a majority in the KwaZulu Natal provincial government, Pietermaritzburg shared its status as capital of the (then newly-created) province of KwaZulu Natal with Ulundi. Pietermaritzburg became the legislative capital of the new province, while Ulundi became the administrative capital. The IFP, being strongly Zulu nationalist, desired that Ulundi, the capital of the Zulu Kingdom at the time of its fall to the British in the Anglo-Zulu War, be the post-apartheid capital of the province. Ulundi had also been the capital of the bantustan KwaZulu, which makes up a portion of modern KwaZulu-Natal. However, Ulundi severely lacked the infrastructure to be an effective seat of government, and the African National Congress (ANC) and the Democratic Party, the two other strong political parties in the province, among others, called for Pietermaritzburg alone to be the capital. The debate came to an end when the ANC came to power in the province in 2004, and named Pietermaritzburg the sole capital of KwaZulu Natal. This has resulted in the relocation of several government offices to Pietermaritzburg. This has generally been welcomed as a positive development for the region. Since 2004, progress such as the modernization of several buildings in the city centre and a proliferation of retail and housing developments in the suburbs are results of recent investment in the city by both the public and private sectors. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1536x2048, 347 KB)The KwaZulu-Natal parliament building in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1536x2048, 347 KB)The KwaZulu-Natal parliament building in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. ... A segregated beach in South Africa, 1982. ... KwaZulu-Natal (often referred to as KZN) is a province of South Africa. ... The Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) is a political party in South Africa. ... Ulundi was at one time the capital of Zululand in South Africa, and later the capital of the Bantustan of KwaZulu. ... Languages Zulu Religions Christian, African Traditional Religion Related ethnic groups Bantu Nguni Basotho Xhosa Swazi Matabele Khoisan The Zulu (South African English and isiZulu: amaZulu) are a South African ethnic group of an estimated 17-22 million people who live mainly in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. ... Combatants United Kingdom Zulu Nation Commanders Sir Bartle Frere, Frederick Augustus Thesiger, 2nd Baron Chelmsford Cetshwayo Strength 14,800 (6,400 Europeans 8,400 Natal Troops) 40,000 Casualties 1,727 killed, 256 wounded 8,250+ killed, 3,000+ wounded The Anglo-Zulu War was fought in 1879 between the... Map of the black homelands in South Africa as of 1986 Map of the black homelands in Namibia as of 1978 Bantustan is a territory designated as a tribal homeland for black South Africans and Namibians during the apartheid era. ... Flag of KwaZulu KwaZulu was a bantustan in South Africa, intended by the apartheid government as a semi-independent homeland for the Zulu people. ... For political parties with similar names in other countries, see Northern Rhodesian African National Congress and Zambian African National Congress. ... The Democratic Party (DP) was the name of the South African political party now called the Democratic Alliance (DA). ...


Geography and climate

Climate Table
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Highest recorded temperature (°C) 41 39 38 37 37 31 32 35 39 40 41 42 42
Average daily maximum temperature (°C) 28 28 28 26 24 22 23 24 25 25 26 28 26
Average daily minimum temperature (°C) 18 17 16 12 7 3 3 6 10 13 15 16 11
Lowest recorded temperature (°C) 9 10 5 1 -1 -4 -4 -3 -1 2 5 6 -4
Average monthly precipitation (mm) 141 117 113 48 24 13 11 31 60 74 104 108 844
Average number of rain days (>= 1 mm) 18 16 15 10 5 3 3 5 10 15 19 19 138
Source: South African Weather Service

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Educational institutions

Alexandra High School is a public high school in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. ... Clifton Preparatory School, Nottingham Road is a private, co-educational boarding school located in the Nottingham Road area of the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands in South Africa. ... Cordwalles is a private, boarding preparatory school for boys founded in 1912. ... Cowan House is a private co-educational boarding school situated in Hilton, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. ... Epworth School is a private boarding and day school in Scottsville, Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. ... Hilton College is a private full boarding senior school for boys located near the small town of Hilton in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands of South Africa. ... Linpark High School is a co-educational public boarding school situated on Claude Forsyth Rd, in Sunnyside, a northern suburb of Pietermariztburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. ... Maritzburg College, known locally as College, is a public high school for boys situated in the city of Pietermaritzburg, in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. ... Michaelhouse is a private full boarding senior school for boys founded in 1896. ... Pietermaritzburg Girls High School is a private girls boarding school situated in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. ... St. ... St. ... St. ... It has been suggested that University of Durban-Westville be merged into this article or section. ... The Wykeham Collegiate is a private girls boarding school situated in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. ...

Sport

The Comrades Marathon takes place annually in June between Pietermaritzburg and Durban. It has been run since 1921 and attracts thousands of entrants. The start of the race alternates between the two cities. The Comrades Marathon is a South African ultramarathon run over a distance of approximately 90 km. ... For other uses, see Durban (disambiguation). ... Year 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ...


In January there is an annual canoe race, Dusi Canoe Marathon, from Pietermaritzburg to Durban. The route follows the Msunduzi River into the Mgeni River, through the Valley of a Thousand Hills into the Inanda Dam and from here to the mouth of the Mgeni River. This article is about the boat. ... This article belongs in one or more categories. ... For other uses, see Durban (disambiguation). ... The Msunduzi River is a river in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. ... The Mgeni River is a river in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. ... The Valley of a Thousand Hills is a valley between Pietermaritzburg, and Durban, South Africa. ...


The Midmar Mile is one of the largest open-water swimming events in the world; taking place at Midmar Dam, north of Pietermaritzburg in February every year, it attracts over 16,000 swimmers from around the world. The Midmar Mile is a swimming race held at the Midmar Dam north of Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. ...


The most prominent soccer club is Maritzburg United. The club was relegated from the Premier Soccer League after the 2006 / 2007 season, and it currently competes in the Mvela Golden League. Maritzburg United is a South African Premier Soccer League club based in the city of Pietermaritzburg. ... Premier Soccer League is the trading name of the National Soccer League of South Africa, also known by its initials (PSL). ... The Mvela Golden League a. ...


The Pietermaritzburg Oval is considered one of the most picturesque cricket grounds in South Africa, and it hosted two matches during the 2003 Cricket World Cup. Pietermaritzburg Oval is a multi-use stadium in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. ...


Pietermaritzburg cricket ground is notable as one of the two grounds used regularly for first-class cricket that have a tree within the boundary (the other is St Lawrence Ground in Canterbury, Kent). The St Lawrence Ground is a cricket ground in Canterbury, Kent and is the home of Kent County Cricket Club. ... Canterbury is a cathedral city in east Kent in South East England and is the seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Primate of All England, head of the Church of England and of the worldwide Anglican Communion. ... For other uses, see Kent (disambiguation). ...


Famous residents

Brendon Dedekind (born February 14, 1976 in Pietermaritzburg) is the first swimmer from South Africa to win an international gold medal. ... is the 45th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Bessie Emery Head (1937-1986) is usually considered Botswanas most important writer. ... Charles Bennett Llewellyn (born September 26, 1876, Pietermaritzburg, Natal, died June 7, 1964, Chertsey, England) was an South African cricketer who played in 15 Tests from 1896 to 1912. ... is the 272nd day of the year (273rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1876 Pick up Sticks(MDCCCLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Thursday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Cuan McCarthy at Cambridge University Cuan McCarthy and wife Gillian 1954 Cuan Neil McCarthy (born March 24, 1929, Pietermaritzburg, Natal, died August 14, 2000, Johannesburg, Transvaal) was a South African cricketer who played in fifteen Tests from 1948 to 1951. ... Phyllis McCarthy with champions Glenaholm Claire and Glenaholm Gazelle 1950 McCarthy twins at dog show with ch Glenaholm Dido and Glenaholm Cleopatra Phyllis McCarthy with Ch Glenaholm Gay, Glenaholm Adelle, Ch Glenaholm Claire and Glenaholm Gazelle Phyllis and Victor McCarthy at Glenaholm 1945 Rosa Hope painting of Glenaholm Phyllis McCarthy... The Rhodesian Ridgeback is a dog breed indigenous to Southern Africa. ... Shaun Morgan Welgemoed (Born December 21, 1978) is a South African musician , best known as the lead singer of the Post-Grunge band Seether, formerly known as Saron Gas. ... For other uses, see Seether (disambiguation). ... Maritzburg College, known locally as College, is a public high school for boys situated in the city of Pietermaritzburg, in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. ... Alan Stewart Paton (11 January 1903 – 12 April 1988) was a South African author. ... Cry, The Beloved Country is a novel by South African author Alan Paton. ... Kevin Peter Pietersen MBE (born 27 June 1980 in Pietermaritzburg, Natal, South Africa) is an English cricketer. ... is the 178th day of the year (179th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Jonathan Neil Jonty Rhodes (born 27 July 1969) is a former South African Test and One-day International cricketer who played for the South African cricket team between 1992 and 2003. ... is the 208th day of the year (209th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1969 (number) 1969 (movie) 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... Kevin Volans is a composer. ... is the 187th day of the year (188th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Butch James is a South African rugby union player. ... The Natal Sharks are a South African rugby union team that participate in the annual Currie Cup tournament. ... Maritzburg College, known locally as College, is a public high school for boys situated in the city of Pietermaritzburg, in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. ... A rugby union team is made up of 15 players: eight forwards, numbered from 1 to 8; and seven backs, numbered from 9 to 15. ... The Springboks or Bokke are the South African national rugby team. ... Greg Minnaar is a South African world champion mountain bike racer competing in downhill cycling. ...

Trivia

  • Built in 1900, the City Hall is the largest all-brick building in the southern hemisphere and was declared a national monument in 1969.[3]
  • Standing at 14m tall, Pegasus, adorning the entrance of the Golden Horse Casino, is the largest horse statue in the world.[4][5]

References

  1. ^ 1991 Census
  2. ^ History of the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
  3. ^ Pietermaritzburg - Home Of Gandhi and The Comrades Marathon. Encounter South Africa. Retrieved on 2007-01-01.
  4. ^ Pietermaritzburg Tourism. Retrieved on 2007-01-01.
  5. ^ Golden Horse Casino Hotel. CyberCapeTown Greater Durban Area Accommodation Portal.. Retrieved on 2007-01-01.

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External links

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Province of KwaZulu-Natal Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Africa. ... KwaZulu-Natal, often referred to as KZN, is a province of South Africa. ...

Provincial Capital:

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Major Metros:

eThekwini (includes Durban) A map of South Africa showing eThekwini (within KwaZulu-Natal province) eThekwini is the name of the Metropolitan Municipality created in 2000 that includes the city of Durban, South Africa and surrounding towns. ... For other uses, see Durban (disambiguation). ...

District Municipalities:

Ugu | Umgungundlovu | Uthukela | Umzinyathi | Amajuba | Zululand | Umkhanyakude | uThungulu | iLembe | Sisonke A map of South Africa showing Ugu (within KwaZulu-Natal province) Ugu is one of the 11 districts of KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa. ... A map of South Africa showing Umgungundlovu (within KwaZulu-Natal province) Umgungundlovu is one of the 11 district municipalities (districts) of KwaZulu-Natal province. ... A map of South Africa showing Uthukela (within KwaZulu-Natal province) Uthukela is one of the 11 districts of KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa. ... A map of South Africa showing Umzinyathi (within KwaZulu-Natal province) Umzinyathi is one of the 11 district municipalities (districts) of KwaZulu-Natal province. ... A map of South Africa showing Amajuba (within KwaZulu-Natal province) Amajuba is one of the 11 districts of KwaZulu-Natal province. ... A map of South Africa showing Zululand (within KwaZulu-Natal province) Zululand is one of the 11 district municipalities (districts) of KwaZulu-Natal province. ... A map of South Africa showing Umkhanyakude (within KwaZulu-Natal province) Umkhanyakude is one of the 11 districts of KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa. ... A map of South Africa showing uThungulu (within KwaZulu-Natal province) uThungulu is one of the 11 district municipalities (districts) of KwaZulu-Natal province. ... A map of South Africa showing iLembe (within KwaZulu-Natal province) iLembe is one of the 11 district municipalities (districts) of KwaZulu-Natal province in South Africa. ... A map of South Africa showing Sisonke (within KwaZulu-Natal province) Sisonke is one of the 11 districts of KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa. ...

Local Municipalities:

Amajuba | Zululand | Umkhanyakude | uThungulu | Umzinyathi | Uthukela | Umgungundlovu | iLembe | eThekwini | Ugu | Sisonke | A map of South Africa showing Amajuba (within KwaZulu-Natal province) Amajuba is one of the 11 districts of KwaZulu-Natal province. ... A map of South Africa showing Zululand (within KwaZulu-Natal province) Zululand is one of the 11 district municipalities (districts) of KwaZulu-Natal province. ... A map of South Africa showing Umkhanyakude (within KwaZulu-Natal province) Umkhanyakude is one of the 11 districts of KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa. ... A map of South Africa showing uThungulu (within KwaZulu-Natal province) uThungulu is one of the 11 district municipalities (districts) of KwaZulu-Natal province. ... A map of South Africa showing Umzinyathi (within KwaZulu-Natal province) Umzinyathi is one of the 11 district municipalities (districts) of KwaZulu-Natal province. ... A map of South Africa showing Uthukela (within KwaZulu-Natal province) Uthukela is one of the 11 districts of KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa. ... A map of South Africa showing Umgungundlovu (within KwaZulu-Natal province) Umgungundlovu is one of the 11 district municipalities (districts) of KwaZulu-Natal province. ... A map of South Africa showing iLembe (within KwaZulu-Natal province) iLembe is one of the 11 district municipalities (districts) of KwaZulu-Natal province in South Africa. ... A map of South Africa showing eThekwini (within KwaZulu-Natal province) eThekwini is the name of the Metropolitan Municipality created in 2000 that includes the city of Durban, South Africa and surrounding towns. ... A map of South Africa showing Ugu (within KwaZulu-Natal province) Ugu is one of the 11 districts of KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa. ... A map of South Africa showing Sisonke (within KwaZulu-Natal province) Sisonke is one of the 11 districts of KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa. ...

Smaller Cities:

Empangeni | Kokstad | Ladysmith | Newcastle | Port Shepstone | Richards Bay | KwaDukuza | Tongaat | Vryheid Location of Empangeni in KwaZulu-Natal Empangeni is a town in KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa. ... [ link title] Location of Kokstad in KwaZulu-Natal Province Kokstad is a town in the Sisonke District of KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa. ... Ladysmith (2001: pop. ... 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 (Previously 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. ... ghghghgh Vryheid is a coal mining and cattle ranching town in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. ...

Coordinates: 29°35′S, 30°25′E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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