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Wartburg is a small town located 27 kilometres (17 mi) north-east of Pietermaritzburg and 50 kilometres (31 mi) south of Greytown in the uMshwathi Local Municipality of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

Wartburg
Wartburger Hof Hotel
Wartburger Hof Hotel
Wartburg is located in KwaZulu-Natal
Wartburg
Wartburg
Wartburg is located in South Africa
Wartburg
Wartburg
Coordinates: 29°25′59″S 30°34′28″E / 29.43306°S 30.57444°E / -29.43306; 30.57444Coordinates: 29°25′59″S 30°34′28″E / 29.43306°S 30.57444°E / -29.43306; 30.57444
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceKwaZulu-Natal
DistrictUMgungundlovu
MunicipalityuMshwathi
Area
 • Total1.89 km2 (0.73 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total906
 • Density480/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African26.4%
 • Coloured1.2%
 • Indian/Asian4.9%
 • White67.5%
First languages (2011)
 • English45.6%
 • Zulu22.7%
 • Afrikaans9.5%
 • Other22.3%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
3233
PO box
3233
Area code033/032

The town was named after Wartburg castle in Thuringia where Martin Luther translated the Bible into German[2] by the immigrant families who arrived in South Africa in 1848[3]. A noticeable population of German-speaking citizens still live in the area surrounding the town.

The town is mostly supported by the surrounding agricultural industry, mostly sugar cane and timber production.

There are two schools that serve the town: Wartburg Kirchdorf School and Georgenau School, which originally was the Wartburg Kirchdorf Junior School. The Wartburg Kirchdorf School caters to students from pre-school right through till grade 12. The School has a wealth of facilities, having rugby fields, cricket fields, hockey fields, cricket nets, tennis courts, a swimming pool, and an athletics track and equipment, and a library.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Wartburg". Census 2011.
  2. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 469.
  3. ^ "History". Wartburg Kirchdorf School. Retrieved 29 November 2017.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Wartburg, KwaZulu-Natal at Wikimedia Commons