Glencoe, KwaZulu-Natal

Glencoe is situated in the Umzinyathi District, District of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

Glencoe
Glencoe is located in KwaZulu-Natal
Glencoe
Glencoe
Glencoe is located in South Africa
Glencoe
Glencoe
Coordinates: 28°11′00″S 30°09′00″E / 28.18333°S 30.15000°E / -28.18333; 30.15000Coordinates: 28°11′00″S 30°09′00″E / 28.18333°S 30.15000°E / -28.18333; 30.15000
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceKwaZulu-Natal
DistrictUmzinyathi
MunicipalityEndumeni
Area
 • Total26.58 km2 (10.26 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total17,548
 • Density660/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African83.0%
 • Coloured1.0%
 • Indian/Asian6.9%
 • White8.9%
 • Other0.2%
First languages (2011)
 • Zulu76.6%
 • English11.9%
 • Afrikaans8.5%
 • Other3.0%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
2930
PO box
2930
Area code034

The main economic activity in the area is coal mining while sheep and cattle ranching are also practiced.

HistoryEdit

With coal discovered at Dundee not even 8 km away an efficient way was needed to transport the coal to the factories other than ox wagons. The railway from Durban to Johannesburg reached this point on 4 September 1889. A new village sprung up where a branch line was built from the Durban-Johannesburg line to the eastern Transvaal in 1903. The village was renamed Glencoe, after a mountain valley in Lochaber, Scotland, when it became a town in 1934.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Glencoe". Census 2011.