Ndwedwe

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Ndwedwe
Ndwedwe is located in South Africa
Ndwedwe
Ndwedwe
 Ndwedwe shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 29°31′52″S 30°56′02″E / 29.531°S 30.934°E / -29.531; 30.934Coordinates: 29°31′52″S 30°56′02″E / 29.531°S 30.934°E / -29.531; 30.934
Country South Africa
Province KwaZulu-Natal
District iLembe
Municipality Ndwedwe
Area[1]
 • Total 17.23 km2 (6.65 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 4,488
 • Density 260/km2 (670/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 99.5%
 • Indian/Asian 0.3%
 • Other 0.1%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Zulu 94.1%
 • S. Ndebele 1.5%
 • Tswana 1.2%
 • English 1.2%
 • Other 2.0%
PO box 4342
Area code 032

Ndwedwe is a town in Ilembe District Municipality in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa.

The village is 60 km north of Durban and about 20 km west-north-west of Tongaat. Of Zulu origin, the name is said to mean "long, bare table-land or ridge," or "pensive," referring to its peaceful setting in the Valley of a Thousand Hills.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Ndwedwe". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 332.