Ntabankulu Local Municipality (EC444)

Geography, History and Economy

Ntabankulu Local Municipality is part of Alfred Nzo District Municipality.

MDB code: EC444

Description: The Ntabankulu Local Municipality is a Category B municipality situated within the Alfred Nzo District in the Eastern Cape Province. It is the smallest of the four local municipalities in the district, accounting for 13% of its geographical area.
 It was formerly part of the OR Tambo District Municipality, but was transferred to the Alfred Nzo District Municipality after the 2011 municipal election. Ntabankulu is an isiXhosa name meaning ‘great or big mountain', which reflects the mountainous nature of the municipal area.

Area: 1 385km²

Cities/Towns: Tabankulu

Main Economic Sectors: Agriculture, sand and quarry mining, forestry, tourism

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