Ditsobotla Local Municipality (NW384)

Geography, History & Economy

Ditsobotla Local Municipality is part of Ngaka Modiri Molema District Municipality.

MDB code: NW384

Description: The Ditsobotla Local Municipality is a Category B municipality situated within the Ngaka Modiri Molema District in the North West Province. It is one of the five municipalities in the district, making up almost a quarter of its geographical area. The seat of the local municipality is Lichtenburg. The municipality was established through the amalgamation of the former Lichtenburg, Coligny and Biesiesvlei Transitional Councils.
 Its main attractions are cultural, heritage and agricultural museums; the burning vlei – a unique vlei consisting of the thick layers of subterranean peat that burnt for years, creating a rare natural phenomenon; the Lichtenburg Game Breeding Centre; Eufees and Duch Roode Dams, situated between the CBD and Burgersdorp; and Molopo Oog/Wondergat.

Area: 6 387km²

Cities/Towns: Biesiesvlei, Coligny, Lichtenburg

Main Economic Sectors: Manufacturing (38.5%), agriculture (16.5%), wholesale and retail (7.4%)

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