King Sabata Dalindyebo Local Municipality (EC157)

Geography, History and Economy

King Sabata Dalindyebo Local Municipality is part of .

MDB code: EC157

Description: The King Sabata Dalindyebo Municipality is a Category B municipality situated within the OR Tambo District in the Eastern Cape Province. It is the largest of the five municipalities in the district, accounting for a quarter of its geographical area.
 The municipality was formed before the local government elections in the year 2000, when the Mqanduli and Mthatha Transitional and Rural Councils were merged. The majority population of the municipality resides in the rural areas, where they still practice cultural tradition. King Sabata Dalindyebo Municipality still retains many of the earliest buildings of the neoclassical style that was popular during the colonial times.

Area: 3 019km²

Cities/Towns: Mqanduli, Mthatha (previously Umtata)

Main Economic Sectors: Community services (48%), finance (21%), trade (18%)

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