Cape Winelands District Municipality (DC2)

Geography, History & Economy

Cape Winelands District Municipality comprises:

MDB code: DC2

Description: The Cape Winelands District Municipality (CWDM) is a Category C municipality situated in the Western Cape Province next to the Cape Metropolitan area. It was formerly known as the Boland District Municipality.
 CWDM is a landlocked area in between the West Coast and Overberg coastal districts. The district includes five local municipalities, namely: Drakenstein, Stellenbosch, Witzenberg, Breede Valley and Langeberg.
 The area is one of the ‘pearls' of South Africa's rural and small-town subregions, but disparate with a relatively high and diverse level of development. It’s a superb wine-producing area, and indeed the best known in South Africa. The magnificent mountain ranges around Stellenbosch and Franschhoek provide ideal microclimates for the vines.

Area: 21 473km²

Cities/Towns: Ashton, Bonnievale, Ceres, De Doorns, Franschhoek, Gouda, Klapmuts, McGregor, Montagu, Op-Die-Berg, Paarl, Pniel, Prince Alfred Hamlet, Rawsonville, Robertson, Saron, Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch Farms, Touws River, Tulbagh, Wellington, Wolseley, Worcester

Main Economic Sectors: Finance and business services (23.9%), manufacturing (19.6%), wholesale and retail trade (15.2%), agriculture, forestry and fishing (13.1%), transport and communication (9%), construction (4.5%)

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