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Camperdown, KwaZulu-Natal

Camperdown is a settlement in Umgungundlovu District Municipality in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa. Town some 60km by road north-west of Durban. Laid out in 1865 on the farm Camperdown, named to commemorate the victory of the British navy under Admiral Adam Duncan over the Dutch fleet under Admiral Jan Willem de Winter in October 1797.[2]

Camperdown
Camperdown is located in KwaZulu-Natal
Camperdown
Camperdown
Camperdown is located in South Africa
Camperdown
Camperdown
Coordinates: 29°44′S 30°32′E / 29.733°S 30.533°E / -29.733; 30.533Coordinates: 29°44′S 30°32′E / 29.733°S 30.533°E / -29.733; 30.533
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceKwaZulu-Natal
DistrictUMgungundlovu
MunicipalityMkhambathini
Established1865 (1865)
Area
 • Total6.20 km2 (2.39 sq mi)
Population
(2011)[1]
 • Total2,101
 • Density340/km2 (880/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African51.4%
 • Coloured2.6%
 • Indian/Asian19.1%
 • White26.4%
 • Other0.6%
First languages (2011)
 • English45.5%
 • Zulu38.9%
 • Afrikaans6.2%
 • Sotho3.5%
 • Other5.9%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
PO box
3720
Area code031

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Camperdown". Census 2011.
  2. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 105.