Wartburg, KwaZulu-Natal

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Wartburg
Wartburg is located in South Africa
Wartburg
Wartburg
 Wartburg shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 29°25′S 30°34′E / 29.417°S 30.567°E / -29.417; 30.567Coordinates: 29°25′S 30°34′E / 29.417°S 30.567°E / -29.417; 30.567
Country South Africa
Province KwaZulu-Natal
District UMgungundlovu
Municipality uMshwathi
Area[1]
 • Total 1.89 km2 (0.73 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 906
 • Density 480/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 26.4%
 • Coloured 1.2%
 • Indian/Asian 4.9%
 • White 67.5%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • English 45.6%
 • Zulu 22.7%
 • Afrikaans 9.5%
 • Other 22.3%
Postal code (street) 3233
PO box 3233
Area code 033

Wartburg is a small town located approximately 40 kilometres (25 mi) to the north-east of Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, and is located in the Umgungundlovu District Municipality.

Village 27 km north-east of Pietermaritzburg and 50 km south of Greytown. Administered by a health committee since 1950, it was named after the castle in Thuringia where Martin Luther translated the Bible into German.[2]

It is situated in an agricultural area, dominated by sugar cane fields and timber plantations.

The town is served by two schools: Wartburg Kirchdorf School and Georgenau School, which originally was the Wartburg Kirchdorf Junior School. The Wartburg Kirchdorf School caters to students from pre-school right through till grade 12. The School has a wealth of facilities, having rugby fields, cricket fields, hockey fields, cricket nets, tennis courts, a swimming pool, and an athletics track and equipment, and a library.

The town was settled in the 1850s by German families, and is named after the Wartburg Castle in Eisenach, Germany. To this day, the Wartburg area has had a large population of German speaking citizens, who predominantly farm in the surrounding area around the town.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Wartburg". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 469. 

External Sites[edit]

Wartburg Kirchdorf School Official Website