Mount Edgecombe

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Mount Edgecombe
Mount Edgecombe is located in KwaZulu-Natal
Mount Edgecombe
Mount Edgecombe
Mount Edgecombe is located in South Africa
Mount Edgecombe
Mount Edgecombe
Mount Edgecombe is located in Africa
Mount Edgecombe
Mount Edgecombe
 Mount Edgecombe shown within KwaZulu-Natal
Coordinates: 29°43′16″S 31°03′00″E / 29.721°S 31.050°E / -29.721; 31.050Coordinates: 29°43′16″S 31°03′00″E / 29.721°S 31.050°E / -29.721; 31.050
Country South Africa
Province KwaZulu-Natal
Municipality eThekwini
Area[1]
 • Total 8.34 km2 (3.22 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 7,323
 • Density 880/km2 (2,300/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 10.5%
 • Coloured 1.5%
 • Indian/Asian 36.5%
 • White 50.0%
 • Other 1.5%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • English 84.1%
 • Afrikaans 4.8%
 • Zulu 4.4%
 • Other 6.7%
Postal code (street) 4302
PO box 4300

Mount Edgecombe is a gated community in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, situated just north of Durban, which forms part of eThekwini, the Greater Durban Metropolitan. It is famous for resorts and golf. It includes a retirement home for the elderly of Durban. It was previously a sugar growing area. The population increased 89% between 2001 and 2011 from 3,874 to 7,323.[2][3]

Its name is derived from the Earl of Mount Edgecombe in Cornwall, United Kingdom.

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