South Africa Map

Provinces of South Africa

S.N.ProvinceName (most spoken native language)CapitalLargest cityArea km2Area sq miPopulation (2011)Population Density (2011) /km2Population Density (2011) /sq miHuman Devel. Index (2003)
1Eastern CapeiMpuma-Koloni (Xhosa)Bhisho (Bisho)Port Elizabeth168,96665,2386,562,05338.81000.62
2Free StateFreistata (Sotho)BloemfonteinBloemfontein129,82550,1262,745,59021.1550.67
3GautengeGoli (Zulu)JohannesburgJohannesburg18,1787,01912,272,263675.11,7490.74
4KwaZulu-NataliKwaZulu-Natali (Zulu)PietermaritzburgDurban94,36136,43310,267,300108.82820.63
5LimpopoLimpopo (Northern Sotho)Polokwane (Pietersburg)Polokwane125,75448,5545,404,868431110.59
6MpumalangaiMpumalanga (Swazi)Mbombela (Nelspruit)Mbombela76,49529,5354,039,93952.81370.65
7North WestBokone Bophirima (Tswana)Mahikeng (Mafikeng)Klerksdorp104,88240,4953,509,95333.5870.61
8Northern CapeNoord-Kaap (Afrikaans)KimberleyKimberley372,889143,9731,145,8613.180.69
9Western CapeWes-Kaap (Afrikaans)Cape TownCape Town129,46249,9865,822,734451170.77

Districts of South Africa

S.N.NameCodeProvinceSeatArea (km2)Population (2016)Pop. density (per km2)
1Alfred Nzo District MunicipalityDC44Eastern CapeMount Ayliff10,731867,86480.9
2Amajuba District MunicipalityDC25KwaZulu-NatalNewcastle7,102531,32774.8
3Amathole District MunicipalityDC12Eastern CapeEast London21,117880,79041.7
4Bojanala Platinum District MunicipalityDC37North WestRustenburg18,3331,657,14890.4
5Buffalo City Metropolitan MunicipalityBUFEastern CapeEast London2,750834,997303.6
6Cape Winelands District MunicipalityDC2Western CapeWorcester21,473866,00140.3
7Capricorn District MunicipalityDC35LimpopoPolokwane21,7051,330,43661.3
8Central Karoo District MunicipalityDC5Western CapeBeaufort West38,85474,2471.9
9Chris Hani District MunicipalityDC13Eastern CapeKomani36,407840,05523.1
10City of Cape Town Metropolitan MunicipalityCPTWestern CapeCape Town2,4464,005,0161,637.60
11City of Johannesburg Metropolitan MunicipalityJHBGautengJohannesburg1,6454,949,3473,008.80
12City of Tshwane Metropolitan MunicipalityTSHGautengPretoria6,2983,275,152520
13Dr Kenneth Kaunda District MunicipalityDC40North WestKlerksdorp14,671742,82150.6
14Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati District MunicipalityDC39North WestVryburg43,764459,35710.5
15Ehlanzeni District MunicipalityDC32MpumalangaMbombela27,8961,754,93162.9
16Ekurhuleni Metropolitan MunicipalityEKUGautengGermiston1,9753,379,1041,710.60
17eThekwini Metropolitan MunicipalityETHKwaZulu-NatalDurban2,5563,702,2311,448.50
18Fezile Dabi District MunicipalityDC20Free StateSasolburg20,668494,77723.9
19Frances Baard District MunicipalityDC9Northern CapeKimberley12,836387,74130.2
20Garden Route District MunicipalityDC4Western CapeGeorge23,331611,27826.2
21Gert Sibande District MunicipalityDC30MpumalangaErmelo31,8411,135,40935.7
22Harry Gwala District MunicipalityDC43KwaZulu-NatalIxopo10,386510,86549.2
23iLembe District MunicipalityDC29KwaZulu-NatalKwaDukuza3,269657,612201.2
24Joe Gqabi District MunicipalityDC14Eastern CapeBarkly East25,617372,91214.6
25John Taolo Gaetsewe District MunicipalityDC45Northern CapeKuruman27,322242,2648.9
26King Cetshwayo District MunicipalityDC28KwaZulu-NatalRichards Bay8,213971,135118.2
27Lejweleputswa District MunicipalityDC18Free StateWelkom32,287646,92020
28Mangaung Metropolitan MunicipalityMANFree StateBloemfontein9,886787,80379.7
29Mopani District MunicipalityDC33LimpopoGiyani20,0111,159,18557.9
30Namakwa District MunicipalityDC6Northern CapeSpringbok126,836115,4880.9
31Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan MunicipalityNMAEastern CapePort Elizabeth1,9571,263,051645.4
32Ngaka Modiri Molema District MunicipalityDC38North WestMahikeng28,114889,10831.6
33Nkangala District MunicipalityDC31MpumalangaMiddelburg16,7581,445,62486.3
34OR Tambo District MunicipalityDC15Eastern CapeMthatha12,1411,457,384120
35Overberg District MunicipalityDC3Western CapeBredasdorp12,239286,78623.4
36Pixley ka Seme District MunicipalityDC7Northern CapeDe Aar103,411195,5951.9
37Sarah Baartman District MunicipalityDC10Eastern CapePort Elizabeth58,245479,9238.2
38Sedibeng District MunicipalityDC42GautengVereeniging4,173957,528229.5
39Sekhukhune District MunicipalityDC47LimpopoGroblersdal13,5281,169,76286.5
40Thabo Mofutsanyana District MunicipalityDC19Free StatePhuthaditjhaba32,734779,33023.8
41Ugu District MunicipalityDC21KwaZulu-NatalPort Shepstone4,791753,336157.2
42uMgungundlovu District MunicipalityDC22KwaZulu-NatalPietermaritzburg9,6021,095,865114.1
43uMkhanyakude District MunicipalityDC27KwaZulu-NatalMkuze13,855689,09049.7
44uMzinyathi District MunicipalityDC24KwaZulu-NatalDundee8,652554,88264.1
45uThukela District MunicipalityDC23KwaZulu-NatalLadysmith11,134706,58863.5
46Vhembe District MunicipalityDC34LimpopoThohoyandou25,5961,393,94954.5
47Waterberg District MunicipalityDC36LimpopoModimolle44,913745,75816.6
48West Coast District MunicipalityDC1Western CapeMoorreesburg31,119436,40314
49West Rand District MunicipalityDC48GautengRandfontein4,087838,594205.2
50Xhariep District MunicipalityDC16Free StateTrompsburg34,250125,8843.7
51ZF Mgcawu District MunicipalityDC8Northern CapeUpington102,484252,6922.5
52Zululand District MunicipalityDC26KwaZulu-NatalUlundi14,799892,31060.3