Nkonkobe Local Municipality (EC127)
Geography, History & Economy
MDB code: EC127
Description: The Nkonkobe Local Municipality is a Category B municipality established in 2000 and is made up of now disestablished Transitional Local Councils. Alice is a legislative seat and Fort Beaufort is the administrative seat. The latter is situated about 140km north-west of East London on the R63 and is approximately 200km north-east of Port Elizabeth.
The municipality is the second-largest local municipality, constituting 16% of the surface area of the Amathole District Municipality. Nkonkobe Municipality is a countryside municipality that sits at the foot of the ever-imposing and majestic mountain range of the Winterberg (IiNtabazeNkonkobe).
Area: 3 626km²
Cities/Towns: Alice, Fort Beaufort, Hogsback, Middeldrift, Seymore
Main Economic Sectors: General government services; wholesale and retail trade; community, social and personal services; finance and insurance; business services; constructionThe information in this directory is compiled from various sources and is subject to continual change. If you notice any errors or omissions, contact us so that we may correct them.