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Nquthu is a town in Umzinyathi District Municipality in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa.

Nquthu
Nquthu is located in KwaZulu-Natal
Nquthu
Nquthu
Nquthu is located in South Africa
Nquthu
Nquthu
Coordinates: 28°13′55″S 30°33′58″E / 28.232°S 30.566°E / -28.232; 30.566Coordinates: 28°13′55″S 30°33′58″E / 28.232°S 30.566°E / -28.232; 30.566
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceKwaZulu-Natal
DistrictUmzinyathi
MunicipalityNqutu
Area
 • Total5.31 km2 (2.05 sq mi)
Population
(2011)[1]
 • Total5,453
 • Density1,000/km2 (2,700/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African97.9%
 • Coloured0.3%
 • Indian/Asian0.2%
 • White0.2%
 • Other1.4%
First languages (2011)
 • Zulu91.5%
 • Sotho1.6%
 • English1.6%
 • Other5.2%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)

Village 24 km west-south-west of Barklieside and 53 km east of Dundee, KwaZulu-Natal. Of Zulu origin, the name is derived from isquthu, ‘flat-topped vessel’, descriptive of a nearby hill from which the village takes its name.[2]

EducationEdit

Primary

  • Monte Casino Primary

Secondary

  • Sihayo High School
     
    A picture of children from Sihayo.
  • Mgazi High School
  • Ekucabangeni Secondary School

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Nquthu". Census 2011.
  2. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 341.