Hlobane

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Hlobane
Hlobane is located in KwaZulu-Natal
Hlobane
Hlobane
Hlobane is located in South Africa
Hlobane
Hlobane
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
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceKwaZulu-Natal
DistrictZululand
MunicipalityAbaqulusi
Area
 • Total17.08 km2 (6.59 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total7,628
 • Density450/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African99.6%
 • White0.2%
 • Other0.1%
First languages (2011)
 • Zulu96.2%
 • Other3.8%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
PO box
3145
Area code034

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.