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Colony of Natal
British colony


Flag Coat of arms
God Save the Queen
Capital Pietermaritzburg
Language(s) Afrikaans, English, Zulu
Religion Anglican, Dutch Reformed, Hindu, Presbyterian, Roman Catholic
Government Constitutional monarchy
Queen Victoria
Special Commissioner
 - 1843 Henry Cloete
Historical era Scramble for Africa
 - Established 4 May 1843
 - Annexed Zululand 1897
 - Disestablished 1910
 - Natal Province est. 31 May 1910
 - 1904[1] 91,610 km2 (35,371 sq mi)
 - 1904[1] est. 1,108,754 
     Density 12.1 /km2  (31.3 /sq mi)
Today part of  South Africa

The Colony of Natal was a British colony in south-eastern Africa. It was formed on 4 May 1843 after the British government had annexed the independent Boer Republic of Natalia. On 31 May 1910, it unified with three other colonies to form the Union of South Africa. It now forms the modern-day province of KwaZulu-Natal of the Republic of South Africa.