New Hanover, KwaZulu-Natal

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New Hanover
New Hanover is located in South Africa
New Hanover
New Hanover
 New Hanover shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 29°21′S 30°32′E / 29.350°S 30.533°E / -29.350; 30.533Coordinates: 29°21′S 30°32′E / 29.350°S 30.533°E / -29.350; 30.533
Country South Africa
Province KwaZulu-Natal
District uMgungundlovu
Municipality uMshwathi
Established 1850
 • Total 2.65 km2 (1.02 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 3,175
 • Density 1,200/km2 (3,100/sq mi)
PO box 3230
Area code 033

New Hanover is a small town in the midlands of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

Town near the Noodsberg, 35 km north-east of Pietermaritzburg and 37 km south of Greytown. It was founded in 1850 and has been administered by a health committee since 1933. It was named after city of Hanover in Germany by the German settlers.[2]

Today this area's principal economy is the sugarcane industry, while the farming of fruits, grains and timber also feature prominently.


  1. ^ a b "Sub Place New Hanover". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 334.