Richmond Local Municipality (KZN227)

Geography, History and Economy

Richmond Local Municipality is part of .

MDB code: KZN227

Description: The Richmond Local Municipality is a Category B municipality found within the uMgungundlovu District in the KwaZulu-Natal Province. It is located along the southern boundary of the uMgungundlovu District Municipality, approximately 38km south of Pietermaritzburg (the capital of KwaZulu-Natal) along the R56. It is one of the seven municipalities that make up the district.
 The municipality has been classified as a place of great natural beauty with significant tourist attractions and immense aspirations to be the preferred destination to live, work and visit.

Area: 1 256km²

Cities/Towns: Richmond

Main Economic Sectors: Agriculture (45-50%), community services (25-30%), trade (5-10%), finance (5-10%)

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