Paulpietersburg

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Paulpietersburg
View up Hoog Street with Dumbe hill in background
View up Hoog Street with Dumbe hill in background
Paulpietersburg is located in South Africa
Paulpietersburg
Paulpietersburg
 Paulpietersburg shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 27°25′S 30°49′E / 27.417°S 30.817°E / -27.417; 30.817Coordinates: 27°25′S 30°49′E / 27.417°S 30.817°E / -27.417; 30.817
Country South Africa
Province KwaZulu-Natal
District Zululand
Municipality eDumbe
Established 1888[1]
Area[2]
 • Total 36.56 km2 (14.12 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 1,859
 • Density 51/km2 (130/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 56.7%
 • Coloured 1.0%
 • Indian/Asian 1.5%
 • White 37.3%
 • Other 3.6%
First languages (2011)[2]
 • Zulu 48.8%
 • Afrikaans 23.1%
 • English 11.5%
 • Other 16.6%
Postal code (street) 3180
PO box 3180
Area code 034

Paulpietersburg is a small town in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. It was established in 1888 and was then part of the Transvaal Republic. It was named after then President Paul Kruger and Voortrekker hero Piet Joubert.

Town 72 km south of Piet Retief and 151 km north-east of Dundee. It was established in 1888, proclaimed a township in 1910, and attained municipal status in 1958. Named after President Paul Kruger and General Piet Joubert, it was first called Paulpietersrust, then Paulpietersdorp, and Paulpietersburg in 1896.[3]

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