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 eighteen 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 Free State

District and metropolitan municipalities[edit]

  Name Code Seat Area
(km²)[1]
Population
(2016)[2]
Pop. density
(per km²)
Fezile Dabi District Municipality DC20 Sasolburg 20,668 494,777 23.9
Lejweleputswa District Municipality DC18 Welkom 32,287 646,920 20.0
Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality MAN Bloemfontein 9,886 787,803 79.7
Thabo Mofutsanyana District Municipality DC19 Phuthaditjhaba 32,734 779,330 23.8
Xhariep District Municipality DC16 Trompsburg 34,250 125,884 3.7

Local and metropolitan municipalities[edit]

  Name Code District Seat Area
(km²)[1]
Population
(2016)[2]
Pop. density
(per km²)
Dihlabeng Local Municipality FS192 Thabo Mofutsanyana Bethlehem 4,868 140,044 28.8
Kopanong Local Municipality FS162 Xhariep Trompsburg 15,645 49,999 3.2
Letsemeng Local Municipality FS161 Xhariep Koffiefontein 9,828 40,044 4.1
Mafube Local Municipality FS205 Fezile Dabi Frankfort 3,971 57,574 14.5
Maluti-a-Phofung Local Municipality FS194 Thabo Mofutsanyana Phuthaditjhaba 4,338 353,452 81.5
Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality MAN Bloemfontein 9,886 787,803 79.7
Mantsopa Local Municipality FS196 Thabo Mofutsanyana Ladybrand 4,291 53,525 12.5
Masilonyana Local Municipality FS181 Lejweleputswa Theunissen 6,618 62,770 9.5
Matjhabeng Local Municipality FS184 Lejweleputswa Welkom 5,690 429,113 75.4
Metsimaholo Local Municipality FS204 Fezile Dabi Sasolburg 1,717 163,564 95.3
Mohokare Local Municipality FS163 Xhariep Zastron 8,776 35,840 4.1
Moqhaka Local Municipality FS201 Fezile Dabi Kroonstad 7,925 154,732 19.5
Nala Local Municipality FS185 Lejweleputswa Bothaville 4,129 78,515 19.0
Ngwathe Local Municipality FS203 Fezile Dabi Parys 7,055 118,907 16.9
Nketoana Local Municipality FS193 Thabo Mofutsanyana Reitz 5,611 64,893 11.6
Phumelela Local Municipality FS195 Thabo Mofutsanyana Vrede 8,196 50,054 6.1
Setsoto Local Municipality FS191 Thabo Mofutsanyana Ficksburg 5,431 117,362 21.6
Tokologo Local Municipality FS182 Lejweleputswa Boshof 9,326 29,149 3.1
Tswelopele Local Municipality FS183 Lejweleputswa Bultfontein 6,524 47,373 7.3

Former municipalities[edit]

These municipalities have been dissolved since the current system of local government was established in 2000.

Name Code Dissolved Fate
Motheo District Municipality DC17 18 May 2011 Part became Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality, other parts annexed by Xhariep and Thabo Mofutsanyana District Municipalities
Naledi Local Municipality FS164 3 August 2016 Annexed by Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 2016 Boundaries [Shapefile]. Municipal Demarcation Board. 2016. Retrieved from http://www.demarcation.org.za/site/shapefiles/
  2. ^ a b Community Survey 2016 [Data file]. Statistics South Africa. 2016. Retrieved from http://interactive2.statssa.gov.za/webapi