Umlazi is a large city located in the neighborhood of Durban, coastal South Africa. The population of Umlazi is estimated to exceed 400,000 people, making this city the largest in Durban metropolitan area.
Umlazi is a township in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, located south-west of Durban. It is the fourth largest township in South Africa, after Soweto, Tembisa and Katlehong. Umlazi is the only township in the country that has its own registration plate, which is NUZ.
What is the size of Umlazi
Umlazi / Area
Is Umlazi the biggest township
Umlazi. As the fourth largest township in South Africa, Umlazi is the only township with its own registration plate in the country. The population of the township is estimated to be 404,811.
How many people are in Umlazi
about 400 000
Today, Umlazi (situated 17km southwest of Durban) has a population of about 400 000. Some estimates indicate a higher population figure – up to 1 million people.
Why do people move to Umlazi
The formation of the Umlazi Township
The government considered Umlazi as a relocation point for Cato Manor residents because of its proximity to the south of the area and, initially, the land was unoccupied and they could resettle there. The government regarded the area as a slum and planned to eliminate it.