Local government in the Eastern Cape is organised into eight major municipalities. Two are metropolitan, and the other six are district municipalities. The districts are further divided into 31 local municipalities.
The Eastern Cape is divided into eight major municipalities.
Two are metropolitan municipalities: Nelson Mandela Bay (the city region of Port Elizabeth) and Buffalo City (East London and surrounds).
The other six are district municipalities – larger, more rural regions.
The district municipalities are further divided into 31 local municipalities.
Eastern Cape: Metropolitan and district municipalities
|People per square kilometre|
|Buffalo City||Metropolitan||East London||2,750||834,997||304|
|Nelson Mandela Bay||Metropolitan||Port Elizabeth||1,957||1,263,051||645|
|Alfred Nzo||District||Mount Ayliff||10,731||867,864||81|
|Joe Gqabi||District||Barkly East||25,617||372,912||15|
|Sarah Baartman||District||Port Elizabeth||58,245||479,923||8|
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.