Kungwini Local Municipality

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Kungwini Local Municipality
Local municipality
Location in Gauteng
Location in Gauteng
Country South Africa
Province Gauteng
District Metsweding District
Seat Bronkhorstspruit
Area
 • Total 2,202 km2 (850 sq mi)
Population (2007)[1]
 • Total 104,149
 • Density 47/km2 (120/sq mi)
 • Households 31 665
Racial makeup[2] (2007)
 • Black African 84.03%
 • White 14.12%
 • Coloured 1.59%
 • Indian or Asian 0.26%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code GT462

Kungwini Local Municipality was a local municipality in the Metsweding District of Gauteng in South Africa. The town of Bronkhorstspruit was the seat of the municipality.

Kungwini, along with the Metsweding District, was disestablished and absorbed into the Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality on 18 May 2011, the date of the 2011 municipal election.[3]

Kungwini is an isiNdebele word meaning "mist". Because the area is misty, the name was relevant for the local community.[4]

Main places[edit]

Main places of the municipality, from the 2001 census:[5]

Place Code Most spoken language
Bronkhorstspruit 78201 Afrikaans
Ekandustria 78202 Northern Sotho
Ekangala 88201 Zulu
Kungwini Part 1 88202
Kungwini Part 2 78203 Southern Ndebele
Pretoria 78204 Afrikaans
Rethabiseng 78205 Zulu
Sehlakwana 78206 Southern Ndebele
Zithobeni 78207 Southern Ndebele

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Community Survey, 2007: Basic Results Municipalities" (PDF). Statistics South Africa. Retrieved 2009-10-20. 
  2. ^ "Community Survey 2007 interactive data". Statistics South Africa. Retrieved 19 October 2009. 
  3. ^ Shonisani, Tshifhiwa (27 February 2011). "Bronkhorstspruit residents to march against proposed merger". The Citizen. Retrieved 9 March 2011. 
  4. ^ South African Languages - Place names
  5. ^ Lookup Tables - Statistics South Africa

Coordinates: 25°48′18″S 28°44′47″E / 25.8050°S 28.7464°E / -25.8050; 28.7464