Xhariep District Municipality

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Xhariep
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Location of Xhariep District Municipality within Free State
Coordinates: 30°01′S25°46′E / 30.017°S 25.767°E / -30.017; 25.767 Coordinates: 30°01′S25°46′E / 30.017°S 25.767°E / -30.017; 25.767
Country South Africa
Province Free State
Seat Trompsburg
Local municipalities
Government
[1]
  Type Municipal council
  MayorMongi Ntwanambi
Area
  Total37,674 km2 (14,546 sq mi)
Population
 (2011) [2]
  Total146,259
  Density3.9/km2 (10/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
[2]
   Black African 78.5%
   Coloured 13.2%
   Indian/Asian 0.4%
   White 7.6%
First languages (2011)
[3]
   Sotho 45.3%
   Afrikaans 31.6%
   Xhosa 15.8%
   Tswana 3.5%
  Other3.8%
Time zone UTC+2 (SAST)
Municipal codeDC16

Xhariep is one of the 5 districts of Free State province of South Africa. The seat of Xhariep is Trompsburg. The largest language group is Sotho who make up 45.3% of the total population of 146,259 (2011 Census). The district code is DC16.

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Geography

Welcoming sign where the Orange River is crossed in the direction of the Xhariep District Municipality Xhariepwelcome2.JPG
Welcoming sign where the Orange River is crossed in the direction of the Xhariep District Municipality

Neighbours

Xhariep is surrounded by:

Local municipalities

The district contains the following local municipalities:

Local municipalityPopulation%Dominant language
Kopanong 49 17133.6% Sotho, Afrikaans
Letsemeng 38 62826.4%Afrikaans
Mohokare 34 14623.4%Sotho
Naledi 24 31416.6%Sotho

Demographics

The following statistics are from the 2011 census.

LanguagePopulation%
Sotho 64 53645.32%
Afrikaans 44 94231.56%
Xhosa 22 51815.81%
Tswana 5 0003.51%
English 2 2821.60%
Sign language1 0830.76%
Zulu, Ndebele, Swati8740.60%
Other 6910.49%
Northern Sotho 2600.18%

Gender

GenderPopulation%
Female74 60051.01%
Male71 65848.99%

Ethnic groups

Ethnic groupPopulation%
Black African114 80678.49%
Coloured19 23913.15%
White11 1437.62%
Indian/Asian5530.38%

Age

AgePopulation%
000 - 00413 2169.77%
005 - 00914 64010.82%
010 - 01415 61311.54%
015 - 01914 96211.06%
020 - 02411 7088.66%
025 - 02910 5847.83%
030 - 03410 0027.40%
035 - 0398 9526.62%
040 - 0447 7425.72%
045 - 0496 4874.80%
050 - 0545 5344.09%
055 - 0594 1753.09%
060 - 0643 7842.80%
065 - 0693 0072.22%
070 - 0741 8981.40%
075 - 0791 2900.95%
080 - 0849700.72%
085 - 0894440.33%
090 - 0941570.12%
095 - 099620.05%
100 plus260.02%

Politics

Election results

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

PartyVotes%
African National Congress 34 69780.54%
Democratic Alliance 4 36810.14%
Freedom Front Plus 1 0212.37%
African Christian Democratic Party 7491.74%
Pan African Congress 7181.67%
New National Party 4391.02%
Independent Democrats 3210.75%
United Democratic Movement 1830.42%
Inkhata Freedom Party 940.22%
United Christian Democratic Party 810.19%
Azanian People's Organisation 800.19%
UF 780.18%
NA 660.15%
SOPA 500.12%
EMSA 310.07%
CDP 280.06%
TOP 270.06%
PJC 270.06%
NLP 110.03%
Minority Front 70.02%
KISS 60.01%
Total43 082100.00%

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