Inkosi uMtubatuba Local Municipality (KZN275)

Geography, History & Economy

Inkosi uMtubatuba Local Municipality is part of uMkhanyakude District Municipality.

MDB code: KZN275

Description: The inkosi uMtubatuba Local Municipality is a Category B municipality situated in the south-eastern corner of the uMkhanyakude District along the northern coastal belt of KwaZulu-Natal. Mtubatuba is located roughly 200km north of Durban and 55km north of the Richards Bay/Empangeni metropole along the N2 National Route. It is one of four municipalities in the district.
 Mtubatuba has developed from a railway siding into a strong sub-regional commercial, service, transport and administrative centre for the entire north-eastern Zululand region. There has been substantial commercial growth in Mtubatuba, lending it the status of being an economic hub of northern KwaZulu-Natal.
 The town is ideally located as a base from which to explore the rich culture of the Zulu Nation, the province's world-renowned game reserves, and the iSimangaliso Wetland Park.

Area: 1 970km²

Cities/Towns: Mtubatuba, St Lucia

Main Economic Sectors: Community services (26%), agriculture (15%), wholesale and retail (13%)

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