- Natal Province
Province of Natal
Geography Status Province of South Africa HQ Pietermaritzburg History Origin Colony of Natal Created 31 May 1910 Abolished 31 May 1994 Succeeded by KwaZulu-Natal Politics Governance Natal Provincial Council Subdivisions Type Districts
Natal, meaning "Christmas" in Portuguese, was a province of South Africa from 1910 until 1994. Its capital was Pietermaritzburg. The Natal Province included the bantustan of KwaZulu. Natal Province was the only province to vote "no" to the creation of a republic in the South African referendum, 1960.
In the latter part of the 1980s, Natal was in a state of violence that only ended with the first democratic elections in 1994.
- Mtetwa Empire (c. 1750–1817)
- Zululand (1816–1897)
- Natalia Republic (1839–1843)
- Colony of Natal (1843–1910)
- KwaZulu-Natal (1994— )
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