KwaZulu-Natalkwäzo͞o´lo͞o-nätäl´ [key], province (2011 pop. 10,267,300), 36,433 sq mi (94,361 sq km), E South Africa, on the Indian Ocean. Formerly Natal province, in the post-apartheid constitution of 1994 it was renamed KwaZulu-Natal. The province is bounded on the north by Mpumalanga, Eswatini (formerly Swaziland), and Mozambique, on the south by Eastern Cape, and on the west by Lesotho and Free State.
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