Umjindi Local Municipality (MP323)

Umjindi Local Municipality was disestablished and merged with Mbombela Local Municipality to establish City of Mbombela Local Municipality on 3 August 2016. All information displayed here is historical information relating to the municipality before being disestablished.

Geography, History & Economy

Umjindi Local Municipality is part of Ehlanzeni District Municipality.

MDB code: MP323

Description: Umjindi Local Municipality is situated in the south-eastern part of Mpumalanga on the escarpment. The municipal area forms part of the Ehlanzeni District Municipality, together with Nkomazi Local Municipality, Thaba Chweu Local Municipality, Mbombela Local Municipality and Bushbuckridge Local Municipality.
 Neighbouring municipal areas within Mpumalanga are Mbombela, Albert Luthuli and Nkomazi Local Municipalities. The neighbouring country bordering the municipality is Swaziland.
 Umjindi municipal area is situated within the following geographical coordinates in the Lowveld Region: 25°47S and 31°03E. Distances to main centres and surrounding towns are as follows: Johannesburg – 380km, Pretoria – 366km, Mbombela (previously Nelspruit) – 45km, Kruger National Park – 79km, Maputo, Mozambique – 180km, and Swaziland border – 32km.

Area: 1 745km²

Cities/Towns: Barberton

Main Economic Sectors: Community services (22.9%), manufacturing (17.8%), trade (16.3%), finance (14.1%), transport (13.5%), agriculture (9.3%)

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