Great Kei Local Municipality (EC123)

Geography, History & Economy

Great Kei Local Municipality is part of Amathole District Municipality.

MDB code: EC123

Description: The Great Kei Local Municipality is a Category B municipality located within the Amathole District in the Eastern Cape Province amidst the three former industrial towns of Butterworth, King William's Town and East London.
 It is bounded by Stutterheim in the north, the Wild Coast in the south-east, the Great Kei River in the east, and Buffalo City in the west. It is the smallest of the six municipalities in the district.
 Regional access is obtained through the district via the N2 National Route from East London to Butterworth. It is mainly a tourist destination, though the film industry has also shown keen interest in the area. It is also historically famous for its agricultural sector and cultural heritage.

Area: 1 700km²

Cities/Towns: Amatola Coastal, Kei Mouth, Komga, Morgan Bay

Main Economic Sectors: Community services, agriculture, tourism

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