Umzimkulu

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Umzimkulu
Umzimkulu is located in South Africa
Umzimkulu
Umzimkulu
 Umzimkulu shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 30°15′47″S 29°56′24″E / 30.263°S 29.940°E / -30.263; 29.940Coordinates: 30°15′47″S 29°56′24″E / 30.263°S 29.940°E / -30.263; 29.940
Country South Africa
Province KwaZulu-Natal
District Sisonke
Municipality Umzimkhulu
Established 1824
Area[1]
 • Total 4.55 km2 (1.76 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 8,399
 • Density 1,800/km2 (4,800/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 95.1%
 • Coloured 3.5%
 • Indian/Asian 0.5%
 • Other 0.9%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Zulu 47.2%
 • Xhosa 41.5%
 • English 5.5%
 • Afrikaans 1.3%
 • Other 4.5%
PO box 3297
Area code 039

Umzimkulu is a town in Sisonke District Municipality in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa.

The town lies 243 km north-east of Mthatha and 18km south-west of Ixopo. It developed from a trading-post and was laid out in 1884. Takes its name from the Mzimkulu River on which it is situated; Xhosa for 'big place', 'large home', ie of the waters.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Umzimkulu". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 445.