OR Tambo District Municipality (DC15)

Geography, History and Economy

OR Tambo District Municipality comprises:

    MDB code: DC15

    Description: The OR Tambo District Municipality is a Category C municipality located to the east of the Eastern Cape Province, on the coastline. It is bordered by the Alfred Nzo District Municipality to the north, the Joe Gqabi District Municipality to the north-west, the Amathole District Municipality to the south-west, and the Chris Hani District Municipality to the west.
     The municipality is formed by five local municipalities: King Sabata Dalindyebo, Nyandeni, Mhlontlo, Port St Johns and Ingquza Hill. It covers about 80% of what used to be marginalised homeland in the Transkei, and is one of the four Integrated Sustainable Rural Development Programme (ISRDP) nodes in the province.

    Area: 12 141km²

    Cities/Towns: Flagstaff, Libode, Lusikisiki, Mqanduli, Mthatha (previously Umtata), Ngqeleni, Port St Johns, Qumbu, Tsolo

    Main Economic Sectors: Community services (55%), trade (18.5%), finance (16.9%), agriculture (3.5%), transport (3.1%), manufacturing (2.8%), construction (2.7%)

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