Letsemeng Local Municipality (FS161)

Geography, History & Economy

Letsemeng Local Municipality is part of Xhariep District Municipality.

MDB code: FS161

Description: The Letsemeng Local Municipality is a Category B municipality situated in the south-western Free State Province within the Xhariep District. It is bordered in the north by the Lejweleputswa District, in the south by Kopanong, in the east by the Mangaung Metro, and in the west by the Northern Cape Province. It is one of three municipalities in the district, making up almost a third of its geographical area. Koffiefontein is the municipal head office.
 The socio-economic growth of the municipality is centred on agriculture. The municipal area also has mining activities, with diamond minerals being the major natural resource that helps with employment creation.

Area: 9 826km²

Cities/Towns: Jacobsdal, Koffiefontein, Luckhoff, Oppermansgronde, Petrusburg

Main Economic Sectors: Farming, Mining

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