Welcome to Verulam

2016-05-19 06:00

VERULAM is a town situated 27 kilometres north of Durban and is now part of the eThekwini Municipality area. In 1850 a party of 400 Methodists settled here and formed the town.

The town was then named after the Earl of Verulam, patron of the Brits who settled here.

Today, Verulam is inhabited mainly by people of Indian descent. The population is over 63 000. There are several primary and secondary schools in the area. The town contains densely populated residential and industrial areas which includes shopping centres, mosques, temples and churches.

On the outskirts are large farming areas and several built-up and rural townships. There has been a slow but steady progress modernizing the town by providing adequate infrastructure to the rural areas.

Shops in and around the Verulam shopping area range from pharmacies, retail clothing stores, take-away outlets, gift shops, fitment centres, salons, hardware, glass specialists and the Verulam fresh produce market that attracts people from all over the KZN.

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