Hlobane

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Hlobane
Hlobane is located in KwaZulu-Natal
Hlobane
Hlobane
Hlobane is located in South Africa
Hlobane
Hlobane
Hlobane is located in Africa
Hlobane
Hlobane
 Hlobane shown within KwaZulu-Natal
Coordinates: 27°42′36″S 30°59′56″E / 27.710°S 30.999°E / -27.710; 30.999Coordinates: 27°42′36″S 30°59′56″E / 27.710°S 30.999°E / -27.710; 30.999
Country South Africa
Province KwaZulu-Natal
District Zululand
Municipality Abaqulusi
Area[1]
 • Total 17.08 km2 (6.59 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 7,628
 • Density 450/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 99.6%
 • White 0.2%
 • Other 0.1%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Zulu 96.2%
 • Other 3.8%
PO box 3145
Area code 034

Hlobane is a town in Zululand District Municipality in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa.

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’.[2] It was the scene of the battle of Hlobane in the Zulu War, on 28 March 1879.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Hlobane". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 211.