Maphumulo Local Municipality

Maphumulo Local Municipality
Maphumulo Local Municipality
—  Local municipality  —
Location in KwaZulu-Natal
Location in KwaZulu-Natal
Country South Africa
Province KwaZulu-Natal
District iLembe District
Seat Maphumulo
 - Total 896 km2 (345.9 sq mi)
Population (2007)[1]
 - Total 109,157
 - Density 121.8/km2 (315.5/sq mi)
 - Households 19,934
Racial makeup[2] (2007)
 - Black African 100.0%
 - White 0.00%
 - Coloured 0.00%
 - Indian or Asian 0.00%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code KZN294

Maphumulo Local Municipality is an administrative area in the iLembe District of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. Maphumulo is an isiZulu name meaning "place of rest".[3]

The municipality is predominantly rural, comprising mostly tribal land, which is administered by the Ingonyama Trust on behalf of local communities.[4] Sugar-cane cultivation is the predominant economic activity and land use in the municipality. Subsistence agricultural activities in the form of small cropping areas attached to traditional family units dominate land usage.[4]

The only major town in the municipality is Maphumulo.[5]


Coordinates: 29°09′00″S 31°03′58″E / 29.15°S 31.06611°E / -29.15; 31.06611

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