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Pietermaritzburg is the caipital an seicont lairgest ceety o the province o KwaZulu-Natal in Sooth Africae. It wis foondit in 1838. Its "purist" Zulu name is umGungundlovu, an this is the name uised for the district authority. Pietermaritzburg is popularly cawed Maritzburg in Inglis an Zulu alike, an aften informally abbreviatit tae PMB. It is a regionally important industrial hub, producin aluminium, timmer an dairy products. It is hame tae mony schools an tertiary education institutions, includin a campus o the University o KwaZulu-Natal.