Kingsburgh, KwaZulu-Natal

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Kingsburgh
Kingsburgh is located in KwaZulu-Natal
Kingsburgh
Kingsburgh
Kingsburgh is located in South Africa
Kingsburgh
Kingsburgh
Kingsburgh is located in Africa
Kingsburgh
Kingsburgh
 Kingsburgh shown within KwaZulu-Natal
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
Country South Africa
Province KwaZulu-Natal
Municipality eThekwini
Area[1]
 • Total 11.65 km2 (4.50 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 16,368
 • Density 1,400/km2 (3,600/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 22.7%
 • Coloured 1.9%
 • Indian/Asian 4.6%
 • White 70.4%
 • Other 0.4%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • English 53.4%
 • Afrikaans 28.1%
 • Zulu 15.2%
 • Other 3.2%
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.