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The Province of Natal (Afrikaans: Provinsie Natal), commonly called Natal, was a province of South Africa
South Africa
from 1910 until 1994. Its capital was Pietermaritzburg. During this period rural areas inhabited by the black African population of Natal were organized into the bantustan of KwaZulu, which was progressively separated from the province, becoming partially autonomous in 1981. Of the white population, the majority were English-speaking, causing Natal to become the only province to vote "no" to the creation of a republic in the referendum of 1960.[2] In the latter part of the 1980s, Natal was in a state of violence that only ended with the first multiracial election in 1994.[3] In 1994, the KwaZulu
KwaZulu
bantustan was reincorporated into the territory of Natal and the province redesignated KwaZulu-Natal.

Contents

1 Districts in 1991 2 Administrators 3 See also 4 References

Districts in 1991[edit] Districts of the province and population at the time of the 1991 census.[1]

Mount Currie (main town Kokstad): 41,564 Alfred (main town Harding): 8,794 Port Shepstone: 67,239 Umzinto: 46,919 Ixopo: 22,626 Polela: 4,364 Underberg: 9,584 Impendle: 2,815 Richmond: 23,476 Camperdown: 36,315 Pietermaritzburg: 228,549 Lions River: 43,060 New Hanover: 38,207 Mooirivier: 25,061 Estcourt: 49,493 Weenen: 12,485 Bergville: 22,552 Umvoti: 41,160 Kranskop: 7,565 Durban: 473,826 Inanda (main town Verulam): 299,379 Pinetown: 184,216 Chatsworth: 179,957 Kliprivier: 64,782 Glencoe: 17,265 Dundee: 31,613 Dannhauser: 14,154 Newcastle: 53,584 Utrecht: 27,798 Paulpietersburg: 21,072 Vryheid: 85,518 Ngotshe: 26,382 Lower Tugela (main town Stanger): 96,702 Mtunzini: 18,455 Eshowe: 13,355 Mtonjaneni (main town Melmoth): 10,577 Babanango: 3,069 Lower Umfolozi: 56,082 Hlabisa: 18,211 Ubombo: 2,929

Administrators[edit] Main article: List of administrators of former South African provinces § Natal Province See also[edit]

Coat of arms of Natal Mtetwa Empire
Mtetwa Empire
(c. 1750–1817) Zululand (1816–1897) Natalia Republic
Republic
(1839–1843) Colony of Natal
Colony of Natal
(1843–1910) KwaZulu-Natal
KwaZulu-Natal
(1994–)

References[edit]

^ a b "Census > 1991 > RSA > Variable Description > Person file > District code". Statistics South Africa
South Africa
- Nesstar WebView. Retrieved 18 August 2013.  ^ Ingalls, Leonard (11 May 1961). "Resentment Grows in Natal". New York Times. Retrieved 2012-07-25.  ^ Wren, Christopher S. (19 October 1990). "De Klerk Lifts Emergency Rule in Natal Province". New York Times. Retrieved 2012-07-25. 

Wikisource
Wikisource
has the text of the 1922 Encyclopædia Britannica
Encyclopædia Britannica
article Natal.

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