List of municipalities in the Western Cape

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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 City of Cape Town is shaded green and labelled "C", the district municipalities are shaded various other colours, and the local municipalities are numbered.

Map of the municipalities in the Western Cape

District and metropolitan municipalities[edit]

Map
key
Name Code Seat Area
(km²)
Population
(2011)[1]
Pop. density
(per km²)
6–10 Cape Winelands District Municipality DC2 Worcester 22,309 787,490 35.3
22–24 Central Karoo District Municipality DC5 Beaufort West 38,854 71,011 1.8
C City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality CPT Cape Town 2,460 3,740,026 1,520.3
15–21 Eden District Municipality DC4 George 23,331 574,265 24.6
11–14 Overberg District Municipality DC3 Bredasdorp 11,405 258,176 22.6
1–5 West Coast District Municipality DC1 Moorreesburg 31,104 391,766 12.6

Local and metropolitan municipalities[edit]

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Name Code District Seat Area
(km²)
Population
(2011)[1]
Pop. density
(per km²)
24 Beaufort West Local Municipality WC053 Central Karoo Beaufort West 21,917 49,586 2.3
3 Bergrivier Local Municipality WC013 West Coast Piketberg 4,407 61,897 14.0
21 Bitou Local Municipality WC047 Eden Plettenberg Bay 992 49,162 49.6
9 Breede Valley Local Municipality WC025 Cape Winelands Worcester 3,833 166,825 43.5
13 Cape Agulhas Local Municipality WC033 Overberg Bredasdorp 3,467 33,038 9.5
2 Cederberg Local Municipality WC012 West Coast Clanwilliam 8,007 49,768 6.2
C City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality CPT Cape Town 2,460 3,740,026 1,520.3
7 Drakenstein Local Municipality WC023 Cape Winelands Paarl 1,538 251,262 163.4
19 George Local Municipality WC044 Eden George 5,191 193,672 37.3
16 Hessequa Local Municipality WC042 Eden Riversdale 5,733 52,642 9.2
15 Kannaland Local Municipality WC041 Eden Ladismith 4,758 24,767 5.2
20 Knysna Local Municipality WC048 Eden Knysna 1,109 68,659 61.9
22 Laingsburg Local Municipality WC051 Central Karoo Laingsburg 8,784 8,289 0.9
10 Langeberg Local Municipality WC026 Cape Winelands Ashton 4,518 97,724 21.6
1 Matzikama Local Municipality WC011 West Coast Vredendal 12,981 67,147 5.2
17 Mossel Bay Local Municipality WC043 Eden Mossel Bay 2,011 89,430 44.5
18 Oudtshoorn Local Municipality WC045 Eden Oudtshoorn 3,537 95,933 27.1
12 Overstrand Local Municipality WC032 Overberg Hermanus 1,708 80,432 47.1
23 Prince Albert Local Municipality WC052 Central Karoo Prince Albert 8,153 13,136 1.6
4 Saldanha Bay Local Municipality WC014 West Coast Vredenburg 2,015 99,193 49.2
8 Stellenbosch Local Municipality WC024 Cape Winelands Stellenbosch 831 155,733 187.4
5 Swartland Local Municipality WC015 West Coast Malmesbury 3,707 113,762 30.7
14 Swellendam Local Municipality WC034 Overberg Swellendam 3,835 35,916 9.4
11 Theewaterskloof Local Municipality WC031 Overberg Caledon 3,232 108,790 33.7
6 Witzenberg Local Municipality WC022 Cape Winelands Ceres 10,753 115,946 10.8

References[edit]

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