List of municipalities in the Free State

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The Free State province of South Africa is divided, for local government purposes, into one metropolitan municipality (Mangaung) and four district municipalities. The district municipalities are in turn divided into nineteen local municipalities.

In the following map, Mangaung is shaded green and labelled "M", the district municipalities are shaded various other colours, and the local municipalities are numbered.

Map of the municipalities in the Free State

District and metropolitan municipalities[edit]

Map
key
Name Code Seat Area
(km²)
Population
(2011)[1]
Pop. density
(per km²)
10–13 Fezile Dabi District Municipality DC20 Sasolburg 21,301 488,036 22.9
5–9 Lejweleputswa District Municipality DC18 Welkom 31,930 627,626 19.7
M Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality MAN Bloemfontein 6,284 747,431 118.9
14–19 Thabo Mofutsanyana District Municipality DC19 Phuthaditjhaba 32,637 736,238 22.6
1–4 Xhariep District Municipality DC16 Trompsburg 37,674 146,259 3.9

Local and metropolitan municipalities[edit]

Map
key
Name Code District Seat Area
(km²)
Population
(2011)[1]
Pop. density
(per km²)
17 Dihlabeng Local Municipality FS192 Thabo Mofutsanyana Bethlehem 4,880 128,704 26.4
3 Kopanong Local Municipality FS162 Xhariep Trompsburg 15,645 49,171 3.1
4 Letsemeng Local Municipality FS161 Xhariep Koffiefontein 9,829 38,628 3.9
13 Mafube Local Municipality FS205 Fezile Dabi Frankfort 3,971 57,876 14.6
15 Maluti-a-Phofung Local Municipality FS194 Thabo Mofutsanyana Phuthaditjhaba 4,338 335,784 77.4
M Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality MAN Bloemfontein 6,284 747,431 118.9
19 Mantsopa Local Municipality FS196 Thabo Mofutsanyana Ladybrand 4,291 51,056 11.9
8 Masilonyana Local Municipality FS181 Lejweleputswa Theunissen 6,796 63,334 9.3
9 Matjhabeng Local Municipality FS184 Lejweleputswa Welkom 5,155 406,461 78.8
12 Metsimaholo Local Municipality FS204 Fezile Dabi Sasolburg 1,717 149,108 86.8
2 Mohokare Local Municipality FS163 Xhariep Zastron 8,776 34,146 3.9
10 Moqhaka Local Municipality FS201 Fezile Dabi Kroonstad 7,925 160,532 20.3
7 Nala Local Municipality FS185 Lejweleputswa Bothaville 4,129 81,220 19.7
1 Naledi Local Municipality FS164 Xhariep Dewetsdorp 3,424 24,314 7.1
11 Ngwathe Local Municipality FS203 Fezile Dabi Parys 7,055 120,520 17.1
16 Nketoana Local Municipality FS193 Thabo Mofutsanyana Reitz 5,611 60,324 10.8
14 Phumelela Local Municipality FS195 Thabo Mofutsanyana Vrede 8,183 47,772 5.8
18 Setsoto Local Municipality FS191 Thabo Mofutsanyana Ficksburg 5,966 112,597 18.9
5 Tokologo Local Municipality FS182 Lejweleputswa Boshof 9,326 28,986 3.1
6 Tswelopele Local Municipality FS183 Lejweleputswa Bultfontein 6,524 47,625 7.3

References[edit]

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