Nquthu Local Municipality

Nquthu Local Municipality
Nquthu Local Municipality
—  Local municipality  —
Location in KwaZulu-Natal
Location in KwaZulu-Natal
Country South Africa
Province KwaZulu-Natal
District Umzinyathi District
Seat Nquthu
 - Total 1,961.8 km2 (757.5 sq mi)
Population (2007)[1]
 - Total 164,887
 - Density 84/km2 (217.7/sq mi)
 - Households 32,169
Racial makeup[2] (2007)
 - Black African 99.92%
 - White 0.00%
 - Coloured 0.0%
 - Indian or Asian 0.08%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code KZN242

Nquthu Local Municipality is an administrative area in the Umzinyathi District of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. Nquthu is an isiZulu name meaning "the back of the head".[3]

Isandlwana, the site of the historic Anglo-Zulu war battle which took place on 22 January 1879, is a well known tourist destination worldwide.[4]


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