|• Total||4.55 km2 (1.76 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,800/km2 (4,800/sq mi)|
|Racial makeup (2011)|
|• Black African||95.1%|
|First languages (2011)|
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.
- "Main Place Umzimkulu". Census 2011.
- "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 445.
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