Inkosi Langalibalele Local Municipality (KZN237)

Inkosi Langalibalele Local Municipality was established by the amalgamation of Imbabazane Local Municipality and uMtshezi Local Municipality on 3 August 2016. Financial, Employment and Service Delivery information for the new municipality is only available from the 2016/17 financial year. View historical information for Imbabazane Local Municipality and uMtshezi Local Municipality.

Geography, History and Economy

Inkosi Langalibalele Local Municipality is part of .

MDB code: KZN237

Description: The Inkosi Langalibalele Local Municipality is a Category B municipality situated within the uThukela District in the KwaZulu-Natal Province. It is the smallest of the three municipalities in the district, but makes up a third of its geographical area. It was established by the amalgamation of the Imbabazane and uMtshezi Local Municipalities in August 2016.
 The majority of the municipality's population is concentrated in urban and farming areas, but there are a few patches of high-density settlements within the informal areas. The municipality boasts well-established industrial, commercial and residential areas, as well as rich agricultural farmlands.
 Escourt is the largest commercial centre in the Midlands region. Weenen is a small agricultural town that is starting to emerge as a tourist destination. The N3 National Road traverses the municipality.

Area: 3 399km²

Cities/Towns: Estcourt, Weenen

Main Economic Sectors: Agriculture, manufacturing, tourism, industry, services

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