UMlalazi Local Municipality

Umlalazi (also Umlalazi; . engl Umlalazi Local Municipality ) is a town in South Africa's District uThungulu in the province of KwaZulu -Natal. The name of the community can be from the Zulu word lalazi ( German " sharpen " ) can be derived. The administrative center of the municipality is located in Eshowe. Mzaneno Magwaza is the mayor.

2003, the municipality had 253 130 inhabitants and covers an area of ​​about 2300 square kilometers. Thus Umlalazi is one of the area 's largest communities of South Africa.

The area of ​​the municipality is rural. The most important places are Eshowe, Mtunzini and KwaGingindlovu. The river flows through Umlalazi the territory of the municipality. Furthermore, the Eshlazi Reservoir and the Phobane Lake located in Umlalazi.

Since the municipality has the highest rainfall in South Africa, there is the region for the cultivation of sugar cane and citrus fruits.