List of municipalities in the Eastern Cape

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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-seven local municipalities.

In the following map, Buffalo City and Nelson Mandela Bay are shaded red and green and labelled "B" and "N" respectively, the district municipalities are shaded various other colours, and the local municipalities are numbered.

Map of the municipalities in the Eastern Cape

District and metropolitan municipalities[edit]

Map
key
Name Code Seat Area
(km²)
Population
(2011)[1]
Pop. density
(per km²)
34–37 Alfred Nzo District Municipality DC44 Mount Ayliff 6,859 801,344 116.8
10–16 Amathole District Municipality DC12 East London 21,043 892,637 42.4
B Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality BUF East London 2,536 755,200 297.8
1–9 Cacadu District Municipality DC10 Port Elizabeth 58,194 450,584 7.7
17–24 Chris Hani District Municipality DC13 Queenstown 36,695 795,461 21.7
25–28 Joe Gqabi District Municipality DC14 Barkly East 25,663 349,768 13.6
N Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality NMA Port Elizabeth 1,959 1,152,115 588.1
29–33 OR Tambo District Municipality DC15 Mthatha 15,968 1,364,943 85.5

Local and metropolitan municipalities[edit]

Map
key
Name Code District Seat Area
(km²)
Population
(2011)[1]
Pop. density
(per km²)
13 Amahlathi Local Municipality EC124 Amathole Stutterheim 4,820 122,778 25.5
3 Baviaans Local Municipality EC107 Cacadu Willowmore 11,668 17,761 1.5
7 Blue Crane Route Local Municipality EC102 Cacadu Somerset East 11,068 36,002 3.3
B Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality BUF East London 2,536 755,200 297.8
1 Camdeboo Local Municipality EC101 Cacadu Graaff-Reinet 12,422 50,993 4.1
28 Elundini Local Municipality EC141 Joe Gqabi Maclear 5,065 138,141 27.3
21 Emalahleni Local Municipality EC136 Chris Hani Lady Frere 3,447 119,460 34.7
24 Engcobo Local Municipality EC137 Chris Hani Ngcobo 2,484 155,513 62.6
25 Gariep Local Municipality EC144 Joe Gqabi Burgersdorp 8,911 33,677 3.8
14 Great Kei Local Municipality EC123 Amathole Komga 1,736 38,991 22.5
2 Ikwezi Local Municipality EC103 Cacadu Jansenville 4,563 10,537 2.3
33 Ingquza Hill Local Municipality EC153 OR Tambo Flagstaff 2,477 278,481 112.4
19 Inkwanca Local Municipality EC133 Chris Hani Molteno 3,584 21,971 6.1
22 Intsika Yethu Local Municipality EC135 Chris Hani Cofimvaba 2,711 145,372 53.6
17 Inxuba Yethemba Local Municipality EC131 Chris Hani Cradock 11,663 65,560 5.6
29 King Sabata Dalindyebo Local Municipality EC157 OR Tambo Mthatha 3,027 451,710 149.2
4 Kou-Kamma Local Municipality EC109 Cacadu Kareedouw 3,593 40,663 11.3
5 Kouga Local Municipality EC108 Cacadu Jeffreys Bay 2,670 98,558 36.9
20 Lukhanji Local Municipality EC134 Chris Hani Queenstown 3,813 190,723 50.0
8 Makana Local Municipality EC104 Cacadu Grahamstown 4,376 80,390 18.4
26 Maletswai Local Municipality EC143 Joe Gqabi Aliwal North 4,358 43,800 10.1
34 Matatiele Local Municipality EC441 Alfred Nzo Matatiele 4,352 203,843 46.8
16 Mbhashe Local Municipality EC121 Amathole Dutywa 3,169 254,909 80.4
37 Mbizana Local Municipality EC443 Alfred Nzo Bizana 2,417 281,905 116.6
30 Mhlontlo Local Municipality EC156 OR Tambo Qumbu 2,826 188,226 66.6
15 Mnquma Local Municipality EC122 Amathole Gcuwa 3,270 252,390 77.2
9 Ndlambe Local Municipality EC105 Cacadu Port Alfred 1,841 61,176 33.2
N Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality NMA Port Elizabeth 1,959 1,152,115 588.1
10 Ngqushwa Local Municipality EC126 Amathole Peddie 2,241 72,190 32.2
11 Nkonkobe Local Municipality EC127 Amathole Fort Beaufort 3,626 127,115 35.1
36 Ntabankulu Local Municipality EC444 Alfred Nzo Ntabankulu 1,385 123,976 89.5
12 Nxuba Local Municipality EC128 Amathole Adelaide 2,732 24,264 8.9
31 Nyandeni Local Municipality EC155 OR Tambo Libode 2,474 290,390 117.4
32 Port St Johns Local Municipality EC154 OR Tambo Port St Johns 1,291 156,136 120.9
23 Sakhisizwe Local Municipality EC138 Chris Hani Cala 2,355 63,582 27.0
27 Senqu Local Municipality EC142 Joe Gqabi Lady Grey 7,329 134,150 18.3
6 Sundays River Valley Local Municipality EC106 Cacadu Kirkwood 5,994 54,504 9.1
18 Tsolwana Local Municipality EC132 Chris Hani Tarkastad 6,087 33,281 5.5
35 Umzimvubu Local Municipality EC442 Alfred Nzo Mount Frere 2,577 191,620 74.4

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Census 2011: Municipal Fact Sheet". Statistics South Africa. 2012. Retrieved 13 December 2012.