Thulamela Local Municipality (LIM343)

Geography, History & Economy

Thulamela Local Municipality is part of Vhembe District Municipality.

MDB code: LIM343

Description: The Thulamela Local Municipality is a Category B municipality situated within the Vhembe District in the far north of the Limpopo Province. The Kruger National Park forms the boundary in the east, while sharing the border with Makhado in the south and south-west.
 It is the smallest municipality of four in the district, making up 10% of its geographical area. It is the largest municipality in the province in terms of population. The name Thulamela is a Karanga word meaning ‘the place of giving birth'.

Area: 2 642km²

Cities/Towns: Thohoyandou

Main Economic Sectors: Agriculture

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