Local government in the Western Cape is organised into six major municipalities. One is metropolitan, and five are district municipalities. The province also has 24 smaller local municipalities, each falling under one of the five districts.
The Western Cape is divided into six major municipalities.
One is the City of Cape Town metropolitan municipality, the urban region around Cape Town.
The other five – larger, more rural regions – are district municipalities.
The province also has 24 local municipalities, each falling under one of the five district municipalities.
|People per square kilometre|
|City of Cape Town||Metropolitan||Cape Town||2,446||4,005,016||1,638|
|Central Karoo||District||Beaufort West||38,854||74,247||2|
READ MORE ABOUT LOCAL GOVERNMENT:
- Local government in the Eastern Cape
- Local government in the Free State
- Local government in Gauteng
- Local government in KwaZulu-Natal
- Local government in Limpopo
- Local government in Mpumalanga
- Local government in the Northern Cape
- Local government in North West
- Local government in the Western Cape
READ MORE ABOUT SOUTH AFRICA’S PROVINCES:
- The nine provinces of South Africa
- The population of South Africa’s provinces
- The land area of South Africa’s provinces
- Gallery: The Eastern Cape
- Gallery: The Free State
- Infographic: The economies of South Africa’s nine provinces
- Infographic: Population density in South Africa’s provinces
- Infographic: What languages are spoken in South Africa’s provinces?
- The provinces and ‘homelands’ of South Africa before 1996
Data source: Statistics South Africa’s 2016 Community Survey
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Researched, written and designed by Mary Alexander.
Updated 10 June 2018.