Ba-Phalaborwa Local Municipality (LIM334)

Geography, History and Economy

Ba-Phalaborwa Local Municipality is part of Mopani District Municipality.

MDB code: LIM334

Description: The Ba-Phalaborwa Local Municipality is a Category B municipality found in the Mopani District in the Limpopo Province. It is situated in the north-eastern part of Mopani, just less than 1km from the Kruger National Park border. It is the largest of five municipalities in the district, making up over a third of its geographical area.
 It is 220km from Polokwane (previously Pietersburg) and Mbombela (previously Nelspruit), and serves as a central gateway to the Greater Limpopo Transfrontier Park through the Giriyondo Border. It is an entry and exit point to the Mozambican side of the Xai-Xai beaches. The area has vast tourism and manufacturing investment opportunities.

Area: 7 489km²

Cities/Towns: Gravelotte, Leydsdorp

Main Economic Sectors: Mining, agriculture, manufacturing, tourism

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