|• Total||17.08 km2 (6.59 sq mi)|
|• Density||450/km2 (1,200/sq mi)|
|Racial makeup (2011)|
|• Black African||99.6%|
|First languages (2011)|
Coal-mining centre 27 km east of Vryheid and 31 km south-west of Louwsburg. The locality was known as such in the 19th century and the name applied to the town in 1924. Of Zulu origin, it is said by some to mean ‘beautiful place’, and by others ‘place of dispute’. It was the scene of the battle of Hlobane in the Zulu War, on 28 March 1879.
- "Main Place Hlobane". Census 2011.
- "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 211.
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