Mtwalume

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Mtwalume
Mtwalume is located in South Africa
Mtwalume
Mtwalume
 Mtwalume shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 30°29′00″S 30°38′00″E / 30.483333°S 30.633333°E / -30.483333; 30.633333Coordinates: 30°29′00″S 30°38′00″E / 30.483333°S 30.633333°E / -30.483333; 30.633333
Country South Africa
Province KwaZulu-Natal
District Ugu
Municipality Umdoni
Area[1]
 • Total 2.89 km2 (1.12 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 610
 • Density 210/km2 (550/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 18.0%
 • Coloured 2.3%
 • Indian/Asian 4.9%
 • White 74.6%
 • Other 0.2%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Afrikaans 42.4%
 • English 41.4%
 • Zulu 12.6%
 • Xhosa 2.0%
 • Other 1.6%
PO box 4186
Area code 039

Mtwalume is a settlement in Ugu District Municipality in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa.

A small seaside village about 87 km south of Durban, it is predominantly a holiday and fishing village. The name "Mtwalume" is derived from Zulu, and refers to the tall upright trees growing on the river bank. The Mtwalume River winds for 85 km and ends in a waterfall near Highflats.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Mtwalume". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ "Mtwalume, KwaZulu-Natal". SA Travel Directory. Retrieved 4 January 2014.