Mahlabatini

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Mahlabatini
Mahlabatini is located in KwaZulu-Natal
Mahlabatini
Mahlabatini
Mahlabatini is located in South Africa
Mahlabatini
Mahlabatini
Coordinates: 28°15′S 31°26′E / 28.250°S 31.433°E / -28.250; 31.433Coordinates: 28°15′S 31°26′E / 28.250°S 31.433°E / -28.250; 31.433
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceKwaZulu-Natal
DistrictZululand
MunicipalityUlundi
Area
 • Total8.94 km2 (3.45 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total1,511
 • Density170/km2 (440/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African98.4%
 • Coloured0.7%
 • Indian/Asian0.1%
 • White0.6%
 • Other0.2%
First languages (2011)
 • Zulu96.7%
 • Other3.3%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
PO box
3865
Area code035

Mahlabatini is a small town in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. It was established in 1898 by the British.

Village 48 km south-west of Nongoma. Established as a Norwegian mission station, it became the seat of magistracy of the Mahlabatini district. The name is Zulu, said to mean ‘country of white, sandy soil’. Known locally as Mashona, situated on the Mashona Engashoni Ridge.[2]

Neighbouring localities include Ulundi (10 km); Melmoth (55 km); Nongoma (53 km); Hlabisa (99 km).[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Mahlabatini". Census 2011.
  2. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 291.
  3. ^ Travel distances from Mahlabatini