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%)The information in this directory is compiled from various sources and is subject to continual change. If you notice any errors or omissions, contact us so that we may correct them.