iLembe is one of the 11 district municipalities ("districts") of
KwaZulu-Natal KwaZulu-Natal (, also referred to as KZN and known as "the garden province"; zu, iKwaZulu-Natali; xh, KwaZulu-Natala; af, KwaZoeloe-Natal) is a Provinces of South Africa, province of South Africa that was created in 1994 when the Zulu people, ...
province in
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. The seat of iLembe is KwaDukuza. The majority (82%) of its 606,809 people speak Zulu language, Zulu (2011 census). The district code is DC29. It was formerly named the King Shaka District Municipality.



iLembe is surrounded by: * Umzinyathi District Municipality, Umzinyathi to the north (DC24) * the Indian Ocean to the east * eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality, eThekwini to the south (Durban) * Umgungundlovu District Municipality, Umgungundlovu to the west (DC22) *King Cetshwayo District Municipality to the north-east (DC28)

Local municipalities

The district contains the following local municipality (South Africa), local municipalities:


The following statistics are from the 2011 census.


Ethnic group



Election results

Election results for iLembe in the South African general election, 2004. * Population 18 and over: 312 758 [55.81% of total population] * Total votes: 166 460 [29.70% of total population] * Voting % estimate: 53.22% votes as a % of population 18 and over

See also

* Municipal Demarcation Board


External links

iLembe DM Official Website
{{Municipalities of KwaZulu-Natal District Municipalities of KwaZulu-Natal iLembe District Municipality