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South Africa: Provinces and Major Urban Areas

Republic of South Africa

Provinces

The population of the provinces of the Republic of South Africa according to census results and latest official estimates.

NameAbbr.CapitalArea
A-L (km²)
Population
Census (C)
1996-10-09
Population
Census (C)
2001-10-09
Population
Census (C)
2011-10-09
Population
Projection (P)
2015-07-01
South AfricaZAFPretoria / Cape Town1,220,81340,583,57344,819,77851,770,56054,956,900
Eastern CapeECBisho168,9666,147,2446,278,6516,562,0536,916,20016896600
Free State (Oranje Free State)FSBloemfontein129,8252,633,5042,706,7752,745,5902,817,90012982500
GautengGTJohannesburg18,1787,834,1259,388,85412,272,26313,200,3001817800
KwaZulu-NatalKZNPietermaritzburg94,3618,572,3029,584,12910,267,30010,919,1009436100
Limpopo (Northern Transvaal)LIMPolokwane125,7544,576,5664,995,4625,404,8685,726,80012575400
Mpumalanga (Eastern Transvaal)MPNelspruit76,4953,123,8693,365,5544,039,9394,283,9007649500
Northern CapeNCKimberley372,8891,011,864991,9191,145,8611,185,60037288900
North WestNWMahikeng104,8822,727,2232,984,0983,509,9533,707,00010488200
Western CapeWCCape Town129,4623,956,8754,524,3355,822,7346,200,10012946200

Major Urban Areas

 NameAdm.Population
Census (C)
2011-10-09
1JohannesburgGT7,860,781
2Cape TownWC3,430,992
3DurbanKZN2,786,046
4PretoriaGT1,763,336
5Port ElizabethEC876,436
6SoshanguveGT728,063
7EvatonGT605,504
8PietermaritzburgKZN475,238
9BloemfonteinFS464,591
10VereenigingGT377,922

Contents: Urban Areas

The population of all South African urban areas with more than 15,000 inhabitants by census years.

The urban areas are aggregated from sub places that are completely or mostly urban according to the 2011 definition. The aggregation to "reasonable" urban areas was done by »City Population«.

NameAdm.Population
Census (C)
2001-10-09
Population
Census (C)
2011-10-09
Area
AliceEC...15,142985
Aliwal North (- Dukathole)EC28,46535,1533954
Allanridge (- Phathakahle)FS19,67119,3373174
Amandelbult Mine (- Setaria)LIM23,36321,35613463
AtlantisWC56,22569,0558800
Balfour (- Siyathemba)MP20,09125,9691598
Ballito (- Umhlali - Sheffield Beach)KZN...23,1353705
Barberton (- Emjindini)MP34,03748,5053569
Barkly West (- Mataleng)NC14,07120,1057306
Beaufort West (- Sidesaviwa)WC30,67834,0855650
Bela-Bela [Warmbad]LIM32,14744,9992328
Belfast (- Siyathuthuka) [eMakhazeni]MP...16,7238334
Bethal (- Emzinoni)MP35,92960,7805194
Bethlehem (- Bohlokong)FS66,60076,0153232
Bisho [Bhisho]ECKing William's TownKing William's Town0
Bloemfontein (- Mangaung)FS364,348464,59126878
Bloemhof (- Boitumelong)NW22,03327,9045092
Bothaville (- Kgotsong)FS49,20146,0294301
BotshabeloFS175,233181,71210398
BredasdorpWC12,75215,5242515
Brits (- Oukasie - Mothutlung)NW44,99165,11311974
Bronkhorstspruit (- Zithobeni)GT23,21334,3951424
Bultfontein (- Phahameng)FS21,09723,3654398
Burgersdorp (- Mzamomhle)EC13,53715,9913092
ButterworthEC45,90344,3082148
Cape Town (incl. Mitchell's Plain, Khayelitsha, Bellville)WC2,678,4073,430,992113679
Carletonville (- Khutsong - Wedela)GT163,238149,06526597
Carolina (- Silobela)MP12,11516,8471466
Ceres (- Bella Vista)WC21,03923,8738002
Christiana (- Utlwanang - Geluksoord)NW16,57420,8825387
Clocolan (- Hlohlolwane)FS16,65317,6021897
Clydesdale (- Umzimkhulu)KZN10,27715,3221253
Colesberg (- Kuyasa - Lowryville)NC12,76116,87017484
Coligny (- Tlhabologang)NW12,85517,278632
Cradock (- Lingelihle)EC31,27836,67112596
Cullinan (- Refilwe)GT21,07328,4515824
Daggakraal [Vlakpoort]MP...13,1821733
De Aar (- Nonzwakazi)NC26,01229,9898550
Delmas (- Botleng)MP34,31952,1252743
Deneysville (- Refengkgotso)FS15,42119,4784591
DimbazaEC24,94321,7841728
Douglas (- Breipaas - Phelindaba)NC15,48520,0828642
Dundee (- Sibongile)KZN28,05334,9244860
Durban (incl. Umlazi, Chatsworth, Kwa-Mashu, Pinetown)KZN2,487,1622,786,04689732
Dwarsloop (- Shatale)MP...29,5442731
East LondonEC232,701295,64417191
EkangalaGT34,99748,4924605
Elliot (- Masibambane - Takalani - Vergenoeg - Polar Park)EC15,08414,3762885
ElukwatuniMP23,07031,1843442
EmbalenhleMP92,851118,8891965
eMkhondo (- Ethandakukhanya) [Piet Retief]MP37,91957,4286600
EmpangeniKZN13,31727,6061494
Ermelo (- Wesselton)MP51,23783,7353141
Estcourt (- Emabhanoyini)KZN16,94322,0726074
Evaton (- Sebokeng - Orange Farm)GT550,903605,50412850
Ficksburg (- Meqheleng)FS35,45241,2485818
Fochville (- Kokosi)GT34,39738,4911635
FolweniKZN28,75630,402340
Fort Beaufort (- Kwatinidubu)EC22,19025,6688281
Frankfort (- Namahadi)FS19,46026,1442095
FrischgewaagdKZN14,19113,515718
George (- Thembalethu)WC121,289157,3978385
Glencoe (- Sithembile)KZN14,07817,5482658
Gonubie (- Mzamonhle)EC15,16519,8091260
Graaff-Reinet (- uMasizakhe)EC32,46035,67220361
Grabouw (- Snake Park - Elgin)WC21,58231,291729
Grahamstown (- Rhini)EC61,75367,2646505
Greytown (- Lindelani - eMahlalakahle)KZN15,81119,313785
Groot Brakrivier (- Terniet - Glentana)WC10,03615,0313126
Hammanskraal (- Temba - Kudube)GT76,82794,2733627
Harrismith (- Intabazwe)FS26,09027,86913880
Hartbeestfontein (- Tigane)NW13,37718,608930
Hartbeestfontein ANW23,95626,337974
Hartebeespoort (- Kosmos Ridge)NW...22,31210559
Heidelberg (- Ratanda)GT47,55471,6614676
Heilbron (- Sandersville - Phiritona)FS25,51527,4071772
Hendrina (- KwaZamokuhle)MP13,73822,7861007
Hermanus (- Zwelihle - Sandbaai - Onrus River - Hawston - Fisherhaven)WC30,11746,8564257
Hoopstad (- Tikwana)FS11,69416,0333021
Howick (- KwaMevana)KZN16,86827,0879735
Humansdorp (- Kruisfontein - KwaNomzamo)EC21,89428,9903453
ItsosengNW...19,959709
Jan Kempdorp (- Valspan)NC16,23823,0031559
Jeffreys Bay (- Paradise Beach)EC16,17727,1072079
Johannesburg (Witwatersrand; incl. Soweto, Krugersdorp, Randfontein, Benoni, Germiston, Springs, Tembisa, Kathelong)GT5,914,9197,860,781335692
KamaqhekezaMP...21,192883
Kimberley (- Galeshewe)NC185,269225,15516429
King William's Town (- Bisho - Zwelitsha) {King Williams Town}EC63,77477,6828615
KinrossMP...15,246645
Klerksdorp (- Jouberton)NW163,493189,4968617
KnysnaWC37,83350,0296340
Kokstad (- Bhongweni)KZN27,30851,5403607
Koster (- Reagile)NW10,57319,4982112
Kriel [Ga-Nala]MP11,47915,237855
Kroonstad (- Maokeng)FS90,34597,7808911
KwaggafonteinMP46,66945,1041784
Ladybrand (- Manyatseng)FS21,38225,8164604
Ladysmith (- Ezakheni)KZN102,366119,72611345
LebowakgomoLIM...35,0892568
Lephalale [Ellisras]LIM...17,6392377
Leslie (- Lebohang)MP20,16332,980937
LetlhabileNW35,61241,4973404
Lichtenburg (- Boikhutso)NW28,83345,44911136
Louis Trichardt (- Tshikota - Eltivillas)LIM15,11325,3595642
Lydenburg (- Mashishing)MP23,04041,4036257
Mahikeng (- Mmabatho) [Mafikeng]NW51,80264,3595201
Malmesbury (- Wesbank - Ilinge Lethu)WC22,95835,8971880
Mandini (- Sundumbili)KZN25,37931,3272271
MankwengLIM22,60741,2981463
MarapongLIM...26,2284717
Margate (- Shelly Beach - Ramsgate Beach)KZN16,73126,7862921
Marikana [Rooikoppies]NW...19,5221754
Marquard (- Moemaneng)FS13,07915,502988
Mdantsane (- Potsdam)EC181,679171,5225942
Middelburg (- KwaNonzame - Midros)EC13,78418,6804476
Middelburg (- Mhluzi)MP88,332163,80912768
MkhuhluMP20,54835,8642155
Modimolle (- Phagameng)LIM33,81641,9888333
Mokopane (- Mahwelereng) [Potgietersrus]LIM52,17675,5168828
MolotoMP13,46218,426813
MondloKZN38,08444,9812669
Montagu (- Ashbury)WC10,26415,1763271
Mooi Rivier (- Bruntville)KZN13,40818,1371511
Mookgophong [Naboomspruit]LIM...24,8542718
Mossel Bay (- Kwanonqaba - Hartenbos - Dana Bay)WC51,49065,8878446
MpophomeniKZN20,86125,732458
MpumalangaKZN63,69962,4062166
Mthatha [Umtata]EC98,219137,5897384
Mtubatuba (- KwaMsane)KZN...27,6951921
Musina (- Nancefield)LIM19,00942,67710938
NcotshaneKZN14,32716,328425
Ndevana (- Izeleni)EC...15,150917
Nelspruit [Mbombela]MP27,17758,6707263
Newcastle (- Madadeni - Osizweni)KZN279,983291,48414287
NigelGT28,33830,27613264
NkowankowaLIM19,40242,8592576
Odendaalsrus (- Kutlwanong)FS68,16363,7434211
Orkney (- Kanana)NW81,22491,8543068
Ottosdal (- Letsopa)NW13,03418,372773
Oudtshoorn (- Bongelethu)WC55,20561,5083764
Paarl (- Wellington)WC145,564197,7359788
Parys (- Tumahole)FS43,75448,1693287
PhalaborwaLIM12,93813,10819333
PholaMP22,87631,885635
PhomolongFS18,14320,562384
PhuthaditjhabaFS51,67756,2512458
Pietermaritzburg (incl. Edendale, Imbali, Mkondeni)KZN413,900475,23825390
Plettenberg Bay (- Kwanokuthula)WC18,56731,8224650
Polokwane (- Seshego) [Pietersburg]LIM133,346227,40714705
Port Alfred (- Nkwenkwezi)EC20,96525,8584658
Port Elizabeth (incl. Ibhayi, Bethelsdorp, Motherwell)EC778,141876,43634078
Port Shepstone (- Oslo Beach - Sea Park - Pumula)KZN24,57137,0894106
Postmasburg (- Boitshoko)NC21,13930,08915841
Potchefstroom (- Ikageng)NW118,070148,80418420
PraktiseerLIM...22,2641236
Pretoria (incl. Mamelodi, Atteridgeville, Centurion, Akasia)GT1,161,8571,763,336145849
Queenstown (- Mlungisi - Ezibeleni)EC84,09298,98810340
Redhill (- Dundonald - Glenmore - Swalluwsnest)MP21,39419,3251974
Reitz (- Petsana)FS17,44920,1832570
Richards BayKZN39,12250,53311156
Ritchie (- Motswedimosa)NC11,21614,8502479
RiversdaleWC12,79316,17710045
Robertson (- Nkqubela)WC21,59527,7142345
Rustenburg (- Tlhabane - Meriting)NW174,877311,901114445
Sabie (- Simile)MP...15,7785537
Saldanha (- Diazville)WC21,64028,1421754
Sasolburg (- Zamdela)FS81,671113,3688519
Schweizer-Reneke (- Ipelegeng)NW32,65141,2272275
Senekal (- Matwabeng)FS22,54025,5433709
Shakaskraal (- Nkobongo)KZN...22,824412
SiyabuswaMP32,96536,8821488
Somerset East (- KwaNojoli)EC16,56918,8247276
Somerset West (- Strand - Nomzano)WC123,948188,03510042
Soshanguve (- Mabopane - Ga-Rankuwa - Winterveldt)GT600,767728,06333843
Standerton (- Sakhile)MP63,10784,3834596
Stanger (- KwaDukuza)KZN94,317134,5258273
Stellenbosch (- Khayamandi)WC59,14580,3162310
Stilfontein (- Khuma)NW66,78063,83614828
Stutterheim (- Cumakala)EC22,58924,67212142
Swellendam (- Railton)WC13,55617,5223064
Tekwane (- Entokozweni)MP...14,8951003
Thaba NchuFS64,60260,6963100
ThabazimbiLIM13,23128,84616089
Theunissen (- Masilo)FS22,47723,5131385
ThohoyandouLIM91,45589,4275612
Tongaat (- Hambanathi)KZN48,68354,1094123
Trichardt (- Secunda)MP28,12044,04919901
TshiameFS12,96214,8572605
Tshitereke (- Vondwe)LIM...15,9351758
Tweefontein (- Somaroboro)MP82,13295,4574450
Uitenhage (- Kwanobuhle - Despatch)EC193,271242,92411198
UlundiKZN23,64926,5382589
UmzintoKZN14,71416,2051249
Upington (- Paballelo)NC54,59667,58157367
Vaalbank (- Allemansdrift)MP15,10616,290586
Vaalwater (- Leseding)LIM...16,4621256
Ventersdorp (- Tshing)NW16,74022,0735747
Vereeniging (- Vanderbijlpark - Sharpeville - Meyerton)GT307,275377,92260188
VerenaMP15,16717,738825
Viljoenskroon (- Rammulotsi)FS27,08931,4681788
Villiers (- Qalabotjha)FS18,23217,315931
Virginia (- Meloding)FS69,78966,2088209
Volksrust (- Vukuzakhe)MP20,46224,2812543
Vrede (- Thembalihle)FS17,42117,6895012
Vredenburg (- Louwville - Ongegund)WC27,08238,3821375
VredendalWC14,27918,1702308
Vryburg (- Huhudi)NW36,17746,6396976
Vryheid (- Bhekuzulu)KZN35,35547,3654871
Warrenton (- Ikhutseng)NC13,09622,5883171
Welkom (- Thabong)FS194,870211,01421270
WembesiKZN23,24028,2521317
Wesselsbron (- Monyakeng)FS27,11726,8081406
Westonaria (- Simunye - Libanon Gold Mine)GT...31,7333317
White RiverMP...21,3737108
Whittlesea (- Sada - Ekuphumleni)EC31,14428,2481994
Witbank (- KwaGuqa)MP199,468311,65772110
Wolmaransstad (- Tswelelang)NW22,70833,4924819
Worcester (- Zweletemba)WC81,48397,0757315
Zastron (- Matlakeng)FS10,50215,6072270
Zeerust (- Ikageleng)NW12,95515,9875881

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