Lejweleputswa District Municipality

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Lejweleputswa
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Location of Lejweleputswa District Municipality within Free State
Coordinates: 27°58′S26°44′E / 27.967°S 26.733°E / -27.967; 26.733 Coordinates: 27°58′S26°44′E / 27.967°S 26.733°E / -27.967; 26.733
Country South Africa
Province Free State
Seat Welkom
Local municipalities
Government
[1]
  Type Municipal council
  MayorSebenzile Ngangelizwe
Area
  Total31,930 km2 (12,330 sq mi)
Population
(2011) [2]
  Total627,626
  Density20/km2 (51/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
[2]
   Black African 88.9%
   Coloured 1.9%
   Indian/Asian 0.4%
   White 8.6%
First languages (2011)
[3]
   Sotho 62.2%
   Xhosa 12.2%
   Afrikaans 11.3%
   Tswana 5.9%
  Other8.4%
Time zone UTC+2 (SAST)
Municipal codeDC18

Lejweleputswa (Sesotho word meaning "Grey rock" in English) is one of the 5 districts of Free State province of South Africa. The seat of Lejweleputswa is Welkom. The majority of its 657 019 people speak Sotho (2001 Census). The district code is DC18.

English language West Germanic language

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The nine provinces of South Africa are divided into 52 districts, which are either metropolitan or district municipalities. They are the second level of administrative division, below the provinces and above the local municipalities.

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Neighbours

Lejweleputswa is surrounded by:

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Local municipalities

The district contains the following local municipalities:

In South Africa, a local municipality or Category B municipality is a type of municipality that serves as the third, and most local, tier of local government. Each district municipality is divided into a number of local municipalities, and responsibility for municipal affairs is divided between the district and local municipalities. There are 226 local municipalities in South Africa.

Local municipalityPopulation%
Matjhabeng 408 15662.12%
Nala 98 26414.96%
Masilonyana 64 4029.80%
Tswelopele 53 7138.18%
Tokologo 32 4554.94%

Demographics

The following statistics are from the 2001 census.

LanguagePopulation%
Sotho 403 86661.47%
Xhosa 99 45515.14%
Afrikaans 66 41810.11%
Tswana 50 8357.74%
Zulu 11 0511.68%
English 7 9811.21%
Tsonga 6 3710.97%
Ndebele 4 2830.65%
Swati 2 3690.36%
Other 2 1410.33%
Northern Sotho 1 6660.25%
Venda 5540.08%

Gender

GenderPopulation%
Female335 37851.05%
Male321 64148.95%

Ethnic group

Ethnic groupPopulation%
Black African586 65789.29%
White56 6408.62%
Coloured13 1792.01%
Indian/Asian5430.08%

Age

AgePopulation%
000 - 00462 7959.56%
005 - 00963 3509.64%
010 - 01470 58210.74%
015 - 01970 06810.66%
020 - 02459 7379.09%
025 - 02955 7938.49%
030 - 03453 3288.12%
035 - 03954 1938.25%
040 - 04446 5647.09%
045 - 04936 0135.48%
050 - 05425 8013.93%
055 - 05917 9942.74%
060 - 06414 1752.16%
065 - 06910 9781.67%
070 - 0746 8411.04%
075 - 0793 9910.61%
080 - 0843 0140.46%
085 - 0891 1110.17%
090 - 0944320.07%
095 - 0991710.03%
100 plus880.01%

Politics

Election results

Election results for Lejweleputswa in the South African general election, 2004.

PartyVotes%
African National Congress 195 97083.73%
Democratic Alliance 20 0438.56%
Freedom Front Plus 3 7741.61%
United Democratic Movement 3 0161.29%
African Christian Democratic Party 2 8061.20%
Pan African Congress 2 3871.02%
New National Party 1 7790.76%
Inkhata Freedom Party 9470.40%
Independent Democrats 9030.39%
Azanian People's Organisation 8160.35%
United Christian Democratic Party 4320.18%
SOPA 2830.12%
NA 1950.08%
CDP 1320.06%
EMSA 1310.06%
UF 1250.05%
PJC 1110.05%
TOP 790.03%
KISS 500.02%
NLP 420.02%
Minority Front 390.02%
Total234 060100.00%

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