Bergrivier Local Municipality (WC013)

Geography, History and Economy

Bergrivier Local Municipality is part of .

MDB code: WC013

Description: The Bergrivier Local Municipality is a Category B municipality located within the West Coast District in the Western Cape Province. It is bordered by Cederberg to the north, Swartland and Cape Winelands District to the south, Cape Winelands District to the east, and Saldanha Bay and the Atlantic Ocean to the west.
 The municipality is one of the five municipalities in the district, accounting for 14% of its geographical area. Piketberg is the seat of the municipal council.

Area: 4 407km²

Cities/Towns: Aurora, Eendekuil, Piketberg, Porterville, Redelinghuys, Velddrif

Main Economic Sectors: Wholesale and retail trade, catering and accommodation (22.5%), manufacturing (20.6%), agriculture, forestry and fishing (18.4%), finance, insurance, real estate and business services (14.6%), general government (9.6%), transport, storage and communication (6.5%), construction (5.4%)

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