Colony of Natal

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Colony of Natal

1843–1910
Flag of Natal
Flag
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Coat of arms
LocationNatalColony.svg
StatusBritish colony
CapitalPietermaritzburg
Common languagesAfrikaans, English, Zulu
Religion
Anglican, Dutch Reformed, Hindu, Presbyterian, Roman Catholic
GovernmentConstitutional monarchy
Queen 
Special Commissioner 
• 1843
Henry Cloete
Historical eraScramble for Africa
• Established
4 May 1843
• Annexed Zululand
1897
• Disestablished
1910
• Natal Province est.
31 May 1910
Area
1904[1]91,610 km2 (35,370 sq mi)
Population
• 1904[1]
1108754
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". Openlibrary.org. 1906. p. 161. Retrieved 26 December 2013.