Vhembe District Municipality (DC34)

Geography, History and Economy

Vhembe District Municipality comprises:

MDB code: DC34

Description: The Vhembe District Municipality is a Category C municipality located in the northern part of the Limpopo Province. It shares borders with Zimbabwe and Botswana in the north-west and Mozambique in the south-east through the Kruger National Park. The Limpopo River valley forms the border between the district and its international neighbours.
 The district includes the Transvaal, and areas that were previously under Venda and Gazankulu Bantustan's administration. It is comprised of four local municipalities: Musina, Thulamela, Makhado and Collins Chabane. The district municipal offices are located in the town of Thohoyandou.
 It covers a geographical area that is predominantly rural. It is a legendary cultural hub, and a catalyst for agricultural and tourism development.

Area: 25 596km²

Cities/Towns: Makhado, Malamulele, Musina, Thohoyandou

Main Economic Sectors: Mining, community services, finance

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