Pongola, KwaZulu-Natal

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Pongola
Pongola is located in South Africa
Pongola
Pongola
 Pongola shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 27°23′0″S 31°37′0″E / 27.38333°S 31.61667°E / -27.38333; 31.61667Coordinates: 27°23′0″S 31°37′0″E / 27.38333°S 31.61667°E / -27.38333; 31.61667
Country South Africa
Province KwaZulu-Natal
District Zululand
Municipality uPhongolo
Area[1]
 • Total 3.60 km2 (1.39 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 1,403
 • Density 390/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 37.9%
 • Coloured 0.6%
 • Indian/Asian 3.4%
 • White 57.3%
 • Other 0.6%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Afrikaans 55.6%
 • Zulu 30.5%
 • English 8.6%
 • Swazi 1.4%
 • Other 3.9%
Postal code (street) 3170
PO box 3170
Area code 034

Pongola (also known in Zulu as uPhongolo) is a small town situated in northern KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, on the Pongola River, only 10 kilometres from the Swaziland border. It has 50 km² of sugarcane and subtropical fruit plantations surrounding it. During the Depression years of the 1930s, drastic irrigation systems were started in Pongola. The town thrived as a result of the canal system and a sugar mill that was built. Today it is part of the uPhongolo Local Municipality.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Pongola". Census 2011. 

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