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List of municipalities in the Eastern Cape

The Eastern Cape province of South Africa is divided, for local government purposes, into two metropolitan municipalities (Buffalo City and Nelson Mandela Bay) and six district municipalities. The district municipalities are in turn divided into thirty-one local municipalities.

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

Map of the municipalities in the Eastern Cape

District and metropolitan municipalities

  Name Code Seat Area
(km²)[1]
Population
(2016)[2]
Pop. density
(per km²)
Alfred Nzo District Municipality DC44 Mount Ayliff 10,731 867,864 80.9
Amathole District Municipality DC12 East London 21,117 880,790 41.7
Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality BUF East London 2,750 834,997 303.6
Chris Hani District Municipality DC13 Queenstown 36,407 840,055 23.1
Joe Gqabi District Municipality DC14 Barkly East 25,617 372,912 14.6
Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality NMA Port Elizabeth 1,957 1,263,051 645.4
OR Tambo District Municipality DC15 Mthatha 12,141 1,457,384 120.0
Sarah Baartman District Municipality DC10 Port Elizabeth 58,245 479,923 8.2

Local and metropolitan municipalities

  Name Code District Seat Area
(km²)[1]
Population
(2016)[2]
Pop. density
(per km²)
Amahlathi Local Municipality EC124 Amathole Stutterheim 4,505 101,826 22.6
Blue Crane Route Local Municipality EC102 Sarah Baartman Somerset East 11,068 36,063 3.3
Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality BUF East London 2,750 834,997 303.6
Dr Beyers Naudé Local Municipality EC101 Sarah Baartman Graaff-Reinet 28,653 82,197 2.9
Elundini Local Municipality EC141 Joe Gqabi Maclear 5,019 144,929 28.9
Emalahleni Local Municipality EC136 Chris Hani Lady Frere 3,484 124,532 35.7
Engcobo Local Municipality EC137 Chris Hani Ngcobo 2,484 162,014 65.2
Enoch Mgijima Local Municipality EC139 Chris Hani Queenstown 13,584 267,011 19.7
Great Kei Local Municipality EC123 Amathole Komga 1,700 31,692 18.6
Ingquza Hill Local Municipality EC153 OR Tambo Flagstaff 2,477 303,379 122.5
Intsika Yethu Local Municipality EC135 Chris Hani Cofimvaba 2,873 152,159 53.0
Inxuba Yethemba Local Municipality EC131 Chris Hani Cradock 11,663 70,493 6.0
King Sabata Dalindyebo Local Municipality EC157 OR Tambo Mthatha 3,019 488,349 161.8
Kou-Kamma Local Municipality EC109 Sarah Baartman Kareedouw 3,642 43,688 12.0
Kouga Local Municipality EC108 Sarah Baartman Jeffreys Bay 2,670 112,941 42.3
Makana Local Municipality EC104 Sarah Baartman Grahamstown 4,376 82,060 18.8
Matatiele Local Municipality EC441 Alfred Nzo Matatiele 4,352 219,447 50.4
Mbhashe Local Municipality EC121 Amathole Dutywa 3,303 277,250 84.0
Mbizana Local Municipality EC443 Alfred Nzo Bizana 2,415 319,948 132.5
Mhlontlo Local Municipality EC156 OR Tambo Qumbu 2,880 189,176 65.7
Mnquma Local Municipality EC122 Amathole Gcuwa 3,137 246,813 78.7
Ndlambe Local Municipality EC105 Sarah Baartman Port Alfred 1,841 63,180 34.3
Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality NMA Port Elizabeth 1,957 1,263,051 645.4
Ngqushwa Local Municipality EC126 Amathole Peddie 2,115 63,694 30.1
Ntabankulu Local Municipality EC444 Alfred Nzo Ntabankulu 1,385 128,848 93.1
Nyandeni Local Municipality EC155 OR Tambo Libode 2,474 309,702 125.2
Port St Johns Local Municipality EC154 OR Tambo Port St Johns 1,291 166,779 129.2
Raymond Mhlaba Local Municipality EC129 Amathole Alice 6,357 159,515 25.1
Sakhisizwe Local Municipality EC138 Chris Hani Cala 2,318 63,846 27.5
Senqu Local Municipality EC142 Joe Gqabi Lady Grey 7,329 140,720 19.2
Sundays River Valley Local Municipality EC106 Sarah Baartman Kirkwood 5,995 59,793 10.0
Umzimvubu Local Municipality EC442 Alfred Nzo Mount Frere 2,579 199,620 77.4
Walter Sisulu Local Municipality EC145 Joe Gqabi Burgersdorp 13,269 87,263 6.6

Former municipalities

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

Name Code Dissolved Fate
Camdeboo Local Municipality EC101 3 August 2016 Merged to create Dr Beyers Naudé Local Municipality
Ikwezi Local Municipality EC103 3 August 2016
Baviaans Local Municipality EC107 3 August 2016
Nkonkobe Local Municipality EC127 3 August 2016 Merged to create Raymond Mhlaba Local Municipality
Nxuba Local Municipality EC128 3 August 2016
Tsolwana Local Municipality EC132 3 August 2016 Merged to create Enoch Mgijima Local Municipality
Inkwanca Local Municipality EC133 3 August 2016
Lukhanji Local Municipality EC134 3 August 2016
Maletswai Local Municipality EC143 3 August 2016 Merged to create Walter Sisulu Local Municipality
Gariep Local Municipality EC144 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]