Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality


Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality

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location=Gauteng



area=1 925
neighbours=
mayor=Duma Moses Nkosi
population=2 480 260
population density=1 289
habitations=
habitation density=
races=
languages= Zulu, Afrikaans, Northern Sotho, Sotho and English are above 10%
seat = Germiston
website=http://www.ekurhuleni.com

Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality is a metropolitan municipality that forms the local government of the East Rand region of Gauteng, South Africa. The name "Ekurhuleni" means "place of peace" in Xitsonga. Ekurhuleni is one of the 5 districts of Gauteng province of South Africa and one of the 6 metropolitan municipalities of South Africa. The seat of Ekurhuleni is Germiston. The largest language group among its 2 480 260 people is Zulu (2001 Census).

Geography

Neighbours

Ekurhuleni is surrounded by:
* City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality to the north
* Metsweding (CBDC2) to the north-east
* Nkangala (DC31) to the east
* Sedibeng (DC42) to the south
* City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality to the west

Cities and towns

The following cities, towns and townships make up this huge municipality, created in 2000: [http://www.ekurhuleni.com/ekurhuleni/article.jsp?id=79]

* Alberton
* Bedfordview
* Benoni
* Boksburg
* Brakpan
* Daveyton
* Duduza
* Edenvale
* Germiston
* Isando
* Katlehong
* Kempton Park
* KwaThema
* Nigel
* Reiger Park
* Springs
* Tembisa
* Thokoza
* Tsakane
* Vosloorus
* Wattville

Demographics

The following statistics are from the 2001 census.

Age

Politics

Election results

Election results for Ekurhuleni in the South African general election, 2004.
* Population 18 and over: 1 749 820 [70.55% of total population]
* Total votes: 951 568 [38.37% of total population]
* Voting % estimate: 54.38% votes as a % of population 18 and over

References

* [http://www.demarcation.org.za/ Municipal Demarcation Board]
* [http://www.statssa.gov.za/census01/html/default.asp Stats SA Census 2001 page]
* [http://www.elections.org.za/Elections2004_Static.asp Independent Electoral Commission 2004 election results]

External links

* [http://www.ekurhuleni.com Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality] The official site of Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality
* [http://www.ekurhuleni.com/ekurhuleni/subSection.jsp?section1Name=3&section2Name=9&section3Name=29 A history of Ekurhuleni and its cities]


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