Lejweleputswa District Municipality (DC18)

Geography, History & Economy

Lejweleputswa District Municipality comprises:

MDB code: DC18

Description: The Lejweleputswa District Municipality is a Category C municipality situated in the north-western part of the Free State. It borders the North West Province to the north, Fezile Dabi and Thabo Mofutsanyana to the north-east and east respectively, Mangaung and Xhariep to the south, and the Northern Cape Province to the west.
 The district makes up almost a third of the province, and consists of the following five local municipalities, with approximately 18 towns distributed throughout: Masilonyana, Tokologo, Tswelopele, Matjhabeng and Nala.
 It is accessible from Johannesburg, Cape Town, Klerksdorp and Kimberley along the N1, one of the country's main national roads.

Area: 32 286km²

Cities/Towns: Allanridge, Boshof, Bothaville, Brandfort, Bultfontein, Dealesville, Hennenman, Hertzogville, Hoopstad, Odendaalsrus, Soutpan, Theunissen, Ventersburg, Verkeerdevlei, Virginia, Welkom, Wesselsbron, Winburg

Main Economic Sectors: Mining (31%), construction, transport, electricity, trade

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