|• Total||3.60 km2 (1.39 sq mi)|
|• Density||390/km2 (1,000/sq mi)|
|Racial makeup (2011)|
|• Black African||37.9%|
|First languages (2011)|
|Postal code (street)||3170|
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.
- "Main Place Pongola". Census 2011.
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