Senqu Local Municipality (EC142)

Geography, History and Economy

Senqu Local Municipality is part of .

MDB code: EC142

Description: The Senqu Local Municipality is a Category B municipality situated in the Joe Gqabi District in the Eastern Cape Province. It is bordered by Lesotho in the north, the Chris Hani District in the south, Elundini in the east, and Walter Sisulu in the west.
 The municipality is one of three in the district, accounting for a third of its geographical area. It represents the amalgamation and integration that took place between the former municipalities of Lady Grey, Barkly East, Sterkspruit, Rossouw and Rhodes.

Area: 7 329km²

Cities/Towns: Barkly East, Lady Grey, Rhodes, Rossouw, Sterkspruit

Main Economic Sectors: Finance (27.86%), general government (26.22%), community, social and personal services (13.57%), trade (9.01%), manufacturing (8.17%), transport (5.62%), agriculture, forestry and fishing (5.46%), construction (3.01%)

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