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List of municipalities in the Western Cape

The Western Cape province of South Africa is divided, for local government purposes, into one metropolitan municipality (the City of Cape Town) and five district municipalities. The district municipalities are in turn divided into twenty-four 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 Western Cape

District and metropolitan municipalities

  Name Code Seat Area
(km²)[1]
Population
(2016)[2]
Pop. density
(per km²)
Cape Winelands District Municipality DC2 Worcester 21,473 866,001 40.3
Central Karoo District Municipality DC5 Beaufort West 38,854 74,247 1.9
City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality CPT Cape Town 2,446 4,005,016 1,637.6
Eden District Municipality DC4 George 23,331 611,278 26.2
Overberg District Municipality DC3 Bredasdorp 12,239 286,786 23.4
West Coast District Municipality DC1 Moorreesburg 31,119 436,403 14.0

Local and metropolitan municipalities

  Name Code District Seat Area
(km²)[1]
Population
(2016)[2]
Pop. density
(per km²)
Beaufort West Local Municipality WC053 Central Karoo Beaufort West 21,917 51,080 2.3
Bergrivier Local Municipality WC013 West Coast Piketberg 4,407 67,474 15.3
Bitou Local Municipality WC047 Eden Plettenberg Bay 992 59,157 59.6
Breede Valley Local Municipality WC025 Cape Winelands Worcester 3,834 176,578 46.1
Cape Agulhas Local Municipality WC033 Overberg Bredasdorp 3,471 36,000 10.4
Cederberg Local Municipality WC012 West Coast Clanwilliam 8,007 52,949 6.6
City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality CPT Cape Town 2,446 4,005,016 1,637.6
Drakenstein Local Municipality WC023 Cape Winelands Paarl 1,538 280,195 182.2
George Local Municipality WC044 Eden George 5,191 208,237 40.1
Hessequa Local Municipality WC042 Eden Riversdale 5,733 54,237 9.5
Kannaland Local Municipality WC041 Eden Ladismith 4,765 24,168 5.1
Knysna Local Municipality WC048 Eden Knysna 1,109 73,835 66.6
Laingsburg Local Municipality WC051 Central Karoo Laingsburg 8,784 8,895 1.0
Langeberg Local Municipality WC026 Cape Winelands Ashton 4,518 105,483 23.3
Matzikama Local Municipality WC011 West Coast Vredendal 12,981 71,045 5.5
Mossel Bay Local Municipality WC043 Eden Mossel Bay 2,001 94,135 47.0
Oudtshoorn Local Municipality WC045 Eden Oudtshoorn 3,540 97,509 27.5
Overstrand Local Municipality WC032 Overberg Hermanus 1,675 93,407 55.8
Prince Albert Local Municipality WC052 Central Karoo Prince Albert 8,153 14,272 1.8
Saldanha Bay Local Municipality WC014 West Coast Vredenburg 2,015 111,173 55.2
Stellenbosch Local Municipality WC024 Cape Winelands Stellenbosch 831 173,197 208.4
Swartland Local Municipality WC015 West Coast Malmesbury 3,707 133,762 36.1
Swellendam Local Municipality WC034 Overberg Swellendam 3,835 40,211 10.5
Theewaterskloof Local Municipality WC031 Overberg Caledon 3,259 117,167 36.0
Witzenberg Local Municipality WC022 Cape Winelands Ceres 10,753 130,548 12.1

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]