Dalton, KwaZulu-Natal

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Dalton
Dalton is located in KwaZulu-Natal
Dalton
Dalton
Dalton is located in South Africa
Dalton
Dalton
Dalton is located in Africa
Dalton
Dalton
 Dalton shown within KwaZulu-Natal
Coordinates: 29°20′S 30°38′E / 29.333°S 30.633°E / -29.333; 30.633Coordinates: 29°20′S 30°38′E / 29.333°S 30.633°E / -29.333; 30.633
Country South Africa
Province KwaZulu-Natal
District UMgungundlovu
Municipality uMshwathi
Established 1850
Area[1]
 • Total 1.28 km2 (0.49 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 1,493
 • Density 1,200/km2 (3,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 81.4%
 • Coloured 0.7%
 • Indian/Asian 6.6%
 • White 9.6%
 • Other 1.7%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Zulu 58.6%
 • English 21.3%
 • Xhosa 12.8%
 • Afrikaans 1.8%
 • Other 5.5%
PO box 3236
Area code 033

Dalton is a small town in KwaZulu-Natal. It is mainly a sugarcane growing region with the Union Co-Op mill and the Illovo Noodsberg mill nearby.

Dalton is about 45 minutes out of Pietermaritzburg. The nearest towns are Noodsberg, Wartburg, New Hanover and Harburg.

Village some 11 km east of New Hanover and 35 km south of Greytown. Named after North Dalton in Yorkshire, whence Henry Boast, who organized an immigration to Natal in 1850 of people from Yorkshire, came. It is the railway junction for the Noodsberg line.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Dalton". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 128.