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Camperdown, KwaZulu-Natal
Camperdown is a settlement in Umgungundlovu District Municipality in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa. Town some 60km by road north-west of Durban (20km south-east of Pietermaritzburg). Laid out in 1865 on the farm Camperdown, named to commemorate the victory of the British navy under Admiral Adam Duncan, 1st Viscount Duncan, Adam Duncan over the Dutch fleet under Admiral Jan Willem de Winter in October 1797. Economy In the early 1840s, John Vanderplank's ship, the ''Louisa'', arrived in Durban. The ship was named after his fiancée who refused to leave England to live as a married couple in Tasmania. He planted black wattle as a windbreak but they flourished to the point where they were trees rather than shrubs. After the discovery of tannic acid for use in the tanning (leather), tanning industry, the wattle industry grew. Wattle wood was also later found suitable for pulp and paper manufacturing. Sources * B.P.J. Erasmus, Erasmus, B.P.J. (1995). ''Op Pad in Suid-A ...
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South Africa
South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa (RSA), is the southernmost country in Africa. With over Demographics of South Africa, 59 million people, it is the world's List of countries by population, 23rd-most populous nation and covers an area of . South Africa has three capital cities: executive Pretoria, judicial Bloemfontein and legislative Cape Town. The largest city is Johannesburg. About 80% of South Africans are of Bantu peoples in South Africa, Black African ancestry, divided among a Ethnic groups in South Africa, variety of ethnic groups speaking Languages of South Africa, different African languages. The remaining population consists of Africa's largest communities of Demographics of Europe, European (White South Africans), Asian people, Asian (Indian South Africans), and Multiracial (Coloureds, Coloured South Africans) ancestry. It is bounded to the south by of coastline of Southern Africa stretching along the Atlantic Ocean, South Atlantic and Indi ...
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Telephone Numbers In South Africa
South Africa switched to a Telephone numbering plan#Closed dialing plans, closed numbering system effective 16 January 2007. At that time, it became mandatory to dial the full 10-digit telephone number, including the zero in the three-digit area code, for local calls (e.g., 011 must be dialed from within Johannesburg). Area codes within the system are generally organized geographically. All telephone numbers are 9 digits long (but always prefixed by 0 for calls within South Africa), except for certain Telkom (South Africa), Telkom special services. When dialed from another country, the '0' is omitted and replaced with the appropriate international access code and the List of country calling codes, country code 27. Numbers were allocated when South Africa had only four provinces, meaning that ranges are now split across the current nine provinces. South-West Africa (including Walvis Bay) was integrated into the South African numbering plan. However, the territory had already been ...
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