Setsoto Local Municipality (FS191)

Geography, History and Economy

Setsoto Local Municipality is part of .

MDB code: FS191

Description: The Setsoto Local Municipality is a Category B municipality situated in the eastern Free State Province within the Thabo Mofutsanyana District. It is bordered by the Fezile Dabi District in the north, the Kingdom of Lesotho in the south, Dihlabeng in the east, and Lejweleputswa District in the west. It is one of the six municipalities that make up the district, accounting for 17% of its geographical area.
 The municipality was established in terms of Section 14 of the Local Government: Municipal Structures Act 117 of 1998 and was published in Provincial Gazette No. 184 dated 28 September 2000.

Area: 5 966km²

Cities/Towns: Clocolan, Ficksburg, Marquard, Senekal

Main Economic Sectors: Finance, insurance, real estate and business (21.21%), manufacturing (17.62%), wholesale and retail trade (13.07%), agriculture, hunting, forestry and fishing (11.83%), government services (11.45%), community, social and personal services (11.31%), transport, storage and communication (6.79%), electricity, gas and water (3.5%), construction (2.17%)

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