Winklespruit

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Winklespruit
Winklespruit is located in KwaZulu-Natal
Winklespruit
Winklespruit
Winklespruit is located in South Africa
Winklespruit
Winklespruit
Coordinates: 30°06′S 30°51′E / 30.100°S 30.850°E / -30.100; 30.850Coordinates: 30°06′S 30°51′E / 30.100°S 30.850°E / -30.100; 30.850
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceKwaZulu-Natal
MunicipalityeThekwini
Main PlaceKingsburgh
Area
 • Total2.03 km2 (0.78 sq mi)
Elevation
16 m (52 ft)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total1,689
 • Density830/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African21.0%
 • Coloured3.0%
 • Indian/Asian3.1%
 • White72.7%
 • Other0.1%
First languages (2011)
 • English51.1%
 • Afrikaans37.3%
 • Zulu9.5%
 • Xhosa1.1%
 • Other1.0%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
4145
PO box
4126
Area code031

Winklespruit is a small seaside resort north of the mouth of the Illovo River in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. It forms part of eThekwini. On May 10, 1875 the schooner Tonga which was carrying wares for Durban was wrecked here. The sailors not wanting the cargo to go to waste set up a store on the river bank and sold the water damaged goods. The store was known by the Afrikaans as winkel (shop).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Winklespruit". Census 2011.