New Hanover, KwaZulu-Natal

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New Hanover
New Hanover is located in KwaZulu-Natal
New Hanover
New Hanover
New Hanover is located in South Africa
New Hanover
New Hanover
New Hanover is located in Africa
New Hanover
New Hanover
 New Hanover shown within KwaZulu-Natal
Coordinates: 29°21′S 30°32′E / 29.350°S 30.533°E / -29.350; 30.533Coordinates: 29°21′S 30°32′E / 29.350°S 30.533°E / -29.350; 30.533
Country South Africa
Province KwaZulu-Natal
District uMgungundlovu
Municipality uMshwathi
Established 1850
 • Total 2.65 km2 (1.02 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 3,175
 • Density 1,200/km2 (3,100/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 92.7%
 • Coloured 0.9%
 • Indian/Asian 1.5%
 • White 4.7%
 • Other 0.3%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Zulu 90.3
 • English 4.9%
 • S.Sotho 1.6%
 • Afrikaans 0.8%
PO box 3230
Area code 033

New Hanover is a small town in the midlands of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

Town near the Noodsberg, 35 km north-east of Pietermaritzburg and 37 km south of Greytown. It was founded in 1850 and has been administered by a health committee since 1933. It was named after city of Hanover in Germany by the German settlers.[2]

Today this area's principal economy is the sugarcane industry, while the farming of fruits, grains and timber also feature prominently.


  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place New Hanover". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 334.