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South Africa: Major Urban Areas

The provinces of South Africa and all urban areas of more than 15,000 inhabitants.

Provinces

NameAbbr.CapitalArea
A-L (km²)
Population
C 1996-10-09
Population
C 2001-10-09
Population
C 2011-10-09
Population
E 2013-07-01
South AfricaZAFPretoria / Cape Town1,220,81340,583,57344,819,77851,770,56052,982,000
Eastern CapeECBisho168,9666,147,2446,278,6516,562,0536,620,10016896600
Free State (Oranje Free State)FSBloemfontein129,8252,633,5042,706,7752,745,5902,753,20012982500
GautengGTJohannesburg18,1787,834,1259,388,85412,272,26312,728,4001817800
KwaZulu-NatalKZNPietermaritzburg94,3618,572,3029,584,12910,267,30010,456,9009436100
Limpopo (Northern Transvaal)LIMPolokwane125,7544,576,5664,995,4625,404,8685,518,00012575400
Mpumalanga (Eastern Transvaal)MPNelspruit76,4953,123,8693,365,5544,039,9394,128,0007649500
Northern CapeNCKimberley372,8891,011,864991,9191,145,8611,162,90037288900
North WestNWMahikeng104,8822,727,2232,984,0983,509,9533,597,60010488200
Western CapeWCCape Town129,4623,956,8754,524,3355,822,7346,016,90012946200

Major Urban Areas

 NameAdm.Population
UA 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

NameAdm.Population
UA C 2001-10-09
Population
UA 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