Winklespruit

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Winklespruit
Winklespruit is located in KwaZulu-Natal
Winklespruit
Winklespruit
Winklespruit is located in South Africa
Winklespruit
Winklespruit
Winklespruit is located in Africa
Winklespruit
Winklespruit
 Winklespruit shown within KwaZulu-Natal
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
Country South Africa
Province KwaZulu-Natal
Municipality eThekwini
Main Place Kingsburgh
Area[1]
 • Total 2.03 km2 (0.78 sq mi)
Elevation 16 m (52 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 1,689
 • Density 830/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 21.0%
 • Coloured 3.0%
 • Indian/Asian 3.1%
 • White 72.7%
 • Other 0.1%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • English 51.1%
 • Afrikaans 37.3%
 • Zulu 9.5%
 • Xhosa 1.1%
 • Other 1.0%
Postal code (street) 4145
PO box 4126
Area code 031

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.