Colony of Natal

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Colony of Natal
British colony
Coat of arms
Coat of arms
God Save the Queen
Capital Pietermaritzburg
Languages Afrikaans, English, Zulu
Religion Anglican, Dutch Reformed, Hindu, Presbyterian, Roman Catholic
Government Constitutional monarchy
Queen Victoria
Special Commissioner
 •  1843 Henry Cloete
Historical era Scramble for Africa
 •  Established 4 May 1843
 •  Annexed Zululand 1897
 •  Disestablished 1910
 •  Natal Province est. 31 May 1910
 •  1904[1] 91,610 km2 (35,370 sq mi)
 •  1904[1] est. 1,108,754 
     Density 12/km2 (31/sq mi)
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Natalia Republic
Zulu Kingdom
Union of South Africa
Today part of  South Africa

The Colony of Natal was a British colony in south-eastern Africa. It was formed on 4 May 1843 after the British government had annexed the independent Boer Republic of Natalia. In the 1860s many workers from British India came to live in Natal. On 31 May 1910, it unified with three other colonies to form the Union of South Africa. It now forms the larger province of KwaZulu-Natal of the Republic of South Africa.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Census of the British empire. 1901". 1906. p. 161. Retrieved 26 December 2013.