Camperdown, KwaZulu-Natal

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Camperdown
Camperdown is located in South Africa
Camperdown
Camperdown
 Camperdown shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 29°44′S 30°32′E / 29.733°S 30.533°E / -29.733; 30.533Coordinates: 29°44′S 30°32′E / 29.733°S 30.533°E / -29.733; 30.533
Country South Africa
Province KwaZulu-Natal
District UMgungundlovu
Municipality Mkhambathini
Established 1865 (1865)
Area[1]
 • Total 6.20 km2 (2.39 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 2,101
 • Density 340/km2 (880/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 51.4%
 • Coloured 2.6%
 • Indian/Asian 19.1%
 • White 26.4%
 • Other 0.6%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • English 45.5%
 • Zulu 38.9%
 • Afrikaans 6.2%
 • Sotho 3.5%
 • Other 5.9%
PO box 3720
Area code 031

Camperdown is a settlement in Umgungundlovu District Municipality in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa. Town some 60km by road north-west of Durban. Laid out in 1865 on the farm Camperdown, named to commemorate the victory of the British navy under Admiral Adam Duncan over the Dutch fleet under Admiral Jan Willem de Winter in October 1797.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Camperdown". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 105.