Kingsburgh, KwaZulu-Natal

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Kingsburgh
Kingsburgh is located in KwaZulu-Natal
Kingsburgh
Kingsburgh
Kingsburgh is located in South Africa
Kingsburgh
Kingsburgh
Coordinates: 30°05′S 30°52′E / 30.083°S 30.867°E / -30.083; 30.867Coordinates: 30°05′S 30°52′E / 30.083°S 30.867°E / -30.083; 30.867
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceKwaZulu-Natal
MunicipalityeThekwini
Area
 • Total11.65 km2 (4.50 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total16,368
 • Density1,400/km2 (3,600/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African22.7%
 • Coloured1.9%
 • Indian/Asian4.6%
 • White70.4%
 • Other0.4%
First languages (2011)
 • English53.4%
 • Afrikaans28.1%
 • Zulu15.2%
 • Other3.2%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
4126

Kingsburgh is a resort town in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, 32 km south-west of Durban.

Originally known as Southern Umlazi, it comprises the holiday resorts Doonside, Illovo Beach, Karridene, St Winifred's Beach, Warner Beach and Winklespruit. It became a township in October 1942 and reached borough status in August 1952. Probably named after Richard Philip (Dick) King (1811-1871) who rode along here from Durban to Grahamstown on horseback to secure assistance for beleaguered British troops in 1842.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Kingsburgh". Census 2011.
  2. ^ Raper, Peter E. (1987). Dictionary of Southern African Place Names. Internet Archive. p. 248. Retrieved 28 August 2013.