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Umzimkhulu Local Municipality

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Umzimkhulu Municipality is located in the historical East Griqualand Region, bounded by the Umzimkhulu River in the South and Umkhomazi River in the North. It is bounded by Ixopo in the East, Underberg in the North, Matatiele in the West, Kokstad and Harding in the South. Umzimkhulu Municipality covers a total area of 2436 square kilometers. The population of Umzimkhulu is 174 426 residing in 36 660 households.

Umzimkhulu Local Municipality is one of the five local municipalities that constitute the Sisonke District Municipality (Map 1). It is the most populated municipality of the Sisonke District Municipalities, with a population of 243 242 individuals (Household Survey 2007). Umzimkhulu accounts for 33% of the population of the district, made up of 18 wards.