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Park Rynie is a small resort town on the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. It was established in 1857 and possibly named after Renetta (nicknamed Rynie) Hoets, wife of one of the John Phillip Hoffman, partner in the firm Nosworthy & Co. that bought the original farm for development. There was a whaling station here built during World War I, Park Rynie Whales Ltd. A breakwater, Rocky Bar Pier and a landing ramp were also built. Neighboring towns and settlements include Scottburgh, Rocky Bay, Pennington, and Umzinto.
|• Total||7.81 km2 (3.02 sq mi)|
|• Density||480/km2 (1,200/sq mi)|
|Racial makeup (2011)|
|• Black African||34.8%|
|First languages (2011)|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (SAST)|
Indian South Africans are the single largest population group in Park Rynie.
The main attraction of this town is the quaint beaches. They have an interesting geological and historical value.[clarification needed]
- "Sub Place Park Rynie". Census 2011.
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