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Eshowe

Administration
Full nameEshowe
Official nameEshowe
Settlement typeTown
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceKwaZulu-Natal
District municipalityuThungulu
Local municipalityuMlalazi
Other information
Time zoneSAST (UTC+2)

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Eshowe, is the oldest town of European settlement in Zululand. Eshowe's name is said to be inspired by the sound of wind blowing through the more than 4 km2 of the indigenous Dhlinza Forest, the most important and striking feature of the town. Although the name is most likely to be derived from the Zulu word for the xysmalobium shrubs, showe or shongwe.

Today Eshowe is a market town, with a 100 km radius catchment area, two shopping centres, a main bus station serving the hinterland, a major hospital, and several schools.


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