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List of municipalities in Limpopo

Limpopo province of South Africa is divided, for local government purposes, into five district municipalities which are in turn divided into twenty-two local municipalities.

In the following map, the district municipalities are labelled in capital letters and shaded in various different colours.

Map of the municipalities in Limpopo

District municipalities

  Name Code Seat Area
(km²)[1]
Population
(2016)[2]
Pop. density
(per km²)
Capricorn District Municipality DC35 Polokwane 21,705 1,330,436 61.3
Mopani District Municipality DC33 Giyani 20,011 1,159,185 57.9
Sekhukhune District Municipality DC47 Groblersdal 13,528 1,169,762 86.5
Vhembe District Municipality DC34 Thohoyandou 25,596 1,393,949 54.5
Waterberg District Municipality DC36 Modimolle 44,913 745,758 16.6

Local municipalities

  Name Code District Seat Area
(km²)[1]
Population
(2016)[2]
Pop. density
(per km²)
Ba-Phalaborwa Local Municipality LIM334 Mopani Phalaborwa 7,489 168,937 22.6
Bela-Bela Local Municipality LIM366 Waterberg Bela-Bela 3,406 76,296 22.4
Blouberg Local Municipality LIM351 Capricorn Senwabarwana 9,540 172,601 18.1
Collins Chabane Local Municipality LIM345 Vhembe Malamulele 5,003 347,974 69.6
Elias Motsoaledi Local Municipality LIM472 Sekhukhune Groblersdal 3,713 268,256 72.2
Ephraim Mogale Local Municipality LIM471 Sekhukhune Marble Hall 2,011 127,168 63.2
Fetakgomo/Greater Tubatse Local Municipality LIM476 Sekhukhune Apel 5,693 489,902 86.0
Greater Giyani Local Municipality LIM331 Mopani Giyani 4,172 256,127 61.4
Greater Letaba Local Municipality LIM332 Mopani Modjadjiskloof 1,891 218,030 115.3
Greater Tzaneen Local Municipality LIM333 Mopani Tzaneen 2,897 416,146 143.7
Lepelle-Nkumpi Local Municipality LIM355 Capricorn Chuniespoort 3,484 235,380 67.6
Lephalale Local Municipality LIM362 Waterberg Lephalale 13,794 140,240 10.2
Makhado Local Municipality LIM344 Vhembe Louis Trichardt 7,605 416,728 54.8
Makhuduthamaga Local Municipality LIM473 Sekhukhune Jane Furse 2,110 284,435 134.8
Maruleng Local Municipality LIM335 Mopani Hoedspruit 3,563 99,946 28.1
Modimolle/Mookgophong Local Municipality LIM368 Waterberg Modimolle 10,367 107,699 10.4
Mogalakwena Local Municipality LIM367 Waterberg Mokopane 6,156 325,291 52.8
Molemole Local Municipality LIM353 Capricorn Dendron 3,628 125,327 34.5
Musina Local Municipality LIM341 Vhembe Musina 10,347 132,009 12.8
Polokwane Local Municipality LIM354 Capricorn Polokwane 5,054 797,127 157.7
Thabazimbi Local Municipality LIM361 Waterberg Thabazimbi 11,190 96,232 8.6
Thulamela Local Municipality LIM343 Vhembe Thohoyandou 2,642 497,237 188.2

Former municipalities

These municipalities have been dissolved since the current system of local government was established in 2000.

Name Code Dissolved Fate
Bohlabela District Municipality CBDC4 1 March 2006 Annexed by Ehlanzeni and Mopani District Municipalities
Mutale Local Municipality LIM342 3 August 2016 Annexed by Musina and Thulamela Local Municipalities
Aganang Local Municipality LIM352 3 August 2016 Annexed by Blouberg, Molemole and Polokwane Local Municipalities
Mookgopong Local Municipality LIM364 3 August 2016 Merged to create Modimolle/Mookgopong Local Municipality
Modimolle Local Municipality LIM365 3 August 2016
Fetakgomo Local Municipality LIM474 3 August 2016 Merged to create Fetakgomo/Greater Tubatse Local Municipality
Greater Tubatse Local Municipality LIM475 3 August 2016

References

  1. ^ a b 2016 Boundaries [Shapefile]. Municipal Demarcation Board. 2016. Retrieved from [www.demarcation.org.za]
  2. ^ a b Community Survey 2016 [Data file]. Statistics South Africa. 2016. Retrieved from [interactive2.statssa.gov.za]