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Encyclopedia > Drakenstein Municipality, Western Cape

Drakenstein Municipality is a municipality located in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. As of 2001, the population was 194,419. Its municipality code is WC023. Capital Cape Town Largest city Cape Town Area  - Total Ranked 4th 129,370 km² Premier Ebrahim Rasool (ANC) Population   - 2001   - 1996   - Density Ranked 5th 4,524,335 3,956,875 35/km² (2001) Languages Afrikaans (55. ... 2001 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Government

The mayor of the municipality is Christian Johannes George Leander of the NNP Party. It is divided into twenty-nine wards, with a total of fifty-eight councillors. Net National Product (NNP) is the total market value of all final goods and services produced by citizens of an economy during a given period of time (Gross National Product or GNP) minus depreciation. ...


Geography

The municipality has a total area of 1,538 km².


Adjacent municipalities

Bergrivier Municipality is a municipality located in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. ... Witzenberg Municipality is a municipality located in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. ... Breede Valley Municipality is a municipality located in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. ... Stellenbosch Municipality is a municipality located in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. ... ... Swartland Municipality is a municipality located in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. ...

Demographics

As of the census of 2001, there are 194,419 people and 44,409 households residing in the municipality. The population density is 126.41/km². The density of households is 28.87/km². The racial makeup of the municipality is Black African 21.35%, Coloured 63.76%, Indian/Asian 0.30%, White 14.58%. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... 2001 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The term Blacks is often used in the West to denote race for persons whose progenitors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Sub-Saharan Africa. ... In the South African context, the term Coloured refers to various people of mixed Bantu, Khoisan, and European descent (with some Malay or Indian ancestry, especially in the Western Cape) together with some racially pure Khoisans. ... World map showing location of Asia Asia is the central and eastern part of the continent of Eurasia, defined by subtracting the European peninsula from Eurasia. ... For other uses, see White (disambiguation). ...


11.4% of all households are made up of individuals. The average household size is 4.38.


In the municipality the population is spread out with 28.5% under the age of 15, 19.7% from 15 to 24, 32.7% from 25 to 44, 14.7% from 45 to 64, and 4.4% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 26 years. For every 100 females there are 96.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 93.2 males.


In the municipality 76.7% of residents speak Afrikaans at home, 3.4% speak English, 0.0% speak IsiNdebele, 18.9% speak IsiXhosa, 0.0% speak IsiZulu, 0.0% speak Sepedi, 0.6% speak Sesotho, 0.0% speak Setswana, 0.0% speak SiSwati, 0.0% speak Tshivenda, and 0.0% speak Xitsonga. 0.2% of the population speaks a non-official language at home. Afrikaans is a West Germanic language mainly spoken in South Africa and Namibia. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... There are two versions of Ndebele in South Africa, they both belong to the Nguni group of Bantu Languages. ... Xhosa is a language of South Africa. ... Zulu, also known as isiZulu, is a language of the Zulu people with about 9 million speakers, the vast majority (over 95%) of whom live in South Africa. ... This article needs cleanup. ... Sesotho is a language spoken in southern Africa. ... Tswana, also known as Setswana, is a Bantu language. ... Swati (also known as siSwati and Swazi) is a Bantu language spoken in Swaziland and South Africa. ... Venda, also known as Tshivenda or Chivenda, is a Bantu language. ... The Tsonga language is spoken in southern Africa by the Tsonga people, also known as the Shangaan. ...


90.5% of residents are Christian, 5.8% have no religion, 1.8% are Muslim, 0.0% are Jewish, and 0.0% are Hindu. 1.9% have other or undetermined beliefs. Christianity is a monotheistic religion based on the life, teachings, death by crucifixion, and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth as portrayed in the New Testament writings of his early followers. ... Atheism is the state either of being without theistic beliefs, or of actively disbelieving in the existence of deities. ... Islam   listen? (Arabic: al-islām) the submission to God is a monotheistic faith, one of the Abrahamic religions, and the worlds second largest religion. ... Judaism is the religious culture of the Jewish people. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ...


6.4% of residents aged 20 and over have received no schooling, 19.3% have had some primary school, 9.1% have completed only primary school, 35.1% have had some high school education, 20.9% have finished only high school, and 9.2% have an education higher than the high school level. Overall, 30.1% of residents have completed high school. Primary or elementary education is the first years of formal, structured education that occurs during childhood. ... Japanese high school students in uniform High school, or Secondary school, is the last segment of compulsory education in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan (Republic of China) (only junior high school) and the United States. ...


57.7% of housing units have a telephone and/or cell-phone in the dwelling, 39.2% have access to a phone nearby, and 3.1% have access that is not nearby or no access. 88.7% of households have a flush or chemical toilet. 78.1% have refuse removed by the municipality at least once a week and 1.7% have no rubbish disposal. 65.9% have running water inside their dwelling, 86.9% have running water on their property, and 97.9% have access to running water. 78.9% of households use electricity for cooking, 75.2% for heating, and 86.8% for lighting. 76.7% of households have a radio, 74.8% have a television, 13.6% own a computer, 74.0% have a refrigerator, and 36.2% have a cell-phone. This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Motorola T2288 mobile phone A mobile phone is a portable electronic device which behaves as a normal telephone whilst being able to move over a wide area (compare cordless phone which acts as a telephone only within a limited range). ... Flush toilet A toilet is a plumbing fixture devised for the disposal of bodily wastes, including urine, feces, methane, menses, semen and vomit. ... This article is about waste matter. ... Lightning strokes during a night-time thunderstorm. ... A computer is a device or machine for making calculations or controlling operations that are expressible in numerical or logical terms. ... The inside of a fridge A refrigerator (often shortened to fridge) or freezer is an electric appliance that uses refrigeration to help preserve food. ... Motorola T2288 mobile phone A mobile phone is a portable electronic device which behaves as a normal telephone whilst being able to move over a wide area (compare cordless phone which acts as a telephone only within a limited range). ...


14.7% of the population aged 15-65 is unemployed. Of the unemployed persons, 48.7% are Black African, 49.0% are Coloured, 0.2% are Indian/Asian, and 2.2% are White. 32.5% of Black Africans are unemployed, 11.5% of Coloureds, 10.1% of Indians/Asians, and 2.1% of Whites.


The median annual income of working adults aged 15-65 is R 15 553 ($2,298). Males have a median annual income of R 17 722 ($2,622) versus R 12 254 ($1,813) for females. The median annual income by race is R 10 851 ($1,606) for Black Africans, R 13 352 ($1,976) for Coloureds, R 29 325 ($4,339) for Indians/Asians, and R 60 313 ($8,925) for Whites. The annual income distribution in Drakenstein Municipality is:

  • No income 2.0%
  • R 12 – R 4,800 ($2 - $721) 6.1%
  • R 4,812 – R 9,600 ($723 - $1,443) 26.1%
  • R 9,612 – R 19,200 ($1,445 – $2,886) 25.5%
  • R 19,212 – R 38,400 ($2,888 - $5,772) 18.7%
  • R 38,412 – R 76,800 ($5,774 - $11,543) 12.3%
  • R 76,812 – R 153,600 ($11,545 - $23,087) 6.2%
  • R 153,612 – R 307,200 ($23,089 - $46,174) 2.1%
  • R 307,212 – R 614,400 ($46,176 - $92,348) 0.6%
  • R 614,412 or more ($92,350+) 0.5%

Statistics South Africa Census 2001


Cities and towns

  • Amstelhof
  • Berg-En-Dal
  • Charlston Hill
  • Chicago
  • Courtrai
  • Dal Josafat Forest Reserve
  • Dal Josafat Industrial
  • Dalvale
  • De Zoete Inval
  • Denneburg
  • Dennenburg
  • Drommedaris
  • Fairyland
  • Gouda
  • Groenheuwel
  • Groenvlei
  • Hillcrest
  • Huguenot
  • Kingston Town
  • Klein Nederburg
  • Klein Parys
  • Langvlei
  • Lemoenkloof
  • Mbekweni
  • Milky town
  • New Orleans
  • Northern Paarl
  • Paarl
  • Paarl Central East
  • Paarl Central West
  • Paarl East
  • Paarlberg Nature Reserve
  • Saron
  • Smartie town
  • Suider Paarl
  • Van Wyks Vlei
  • Victor Verster
  • Vrykyk
  • Wellington
  • Wellington Central
  • Wellington North
  • Wellington Open Space


Paarl is one of the three oldest European settlements in South Africa and forms part of the Western Cape Province. ...

Flag of South Africa

Province of Western Cape Large flag of South Africa Image originally derived from the public domain flags of the CIA World Factbook. ... Capital Cape Town Largest city Cape Town Area  - Total Ranked 4th 129,370 km² Premier Ebrahim Rasool (ANC) Population   - 2001   - 1996   - Density Ranked 5th 4,524,335 3,956,875 35/km² (2001) Languages Afrikaans (55. ...

Capital:

Cape Town The following is a list of the capitals of the provinces of South Africa. ... The central area of Cape Town as seen from Table Mountain. ...

Regions:

Cape Peninsula | Cape Winelands | Garden Route | Little Karoo The Cape Peninsula, also known as the Peninsula of the Cape of Good Hope, is a 75 km peninsula jutting out into the Atlantic Ocean. ... The Garden Route is a popular and scenic stretch of the southern coast of South Africa. ... The Little Karoo is part of the semi-desert Karoo in South Africa. ...

Largest cities:

Cape Town | George | Knysna | Oudtshoorn | Paarl | Robertson | Stellenbosch | Swellendam | Worcester The central area of Cape Town as seen from Table Mountain. ... George is a town in Western Cape, South Africa, situated on the Garden Route between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. ... Knysna (pronounced NACE-nuh) is a town in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. ... Oudtshoorn is the largest town in in the Little Karoo region of South Africa. ... Paarl is one of the three oldest European settlements in South Africa and forms part of the Western Cape Province. ... Stellenbosch is the second oldest European settlement in South Africa after Cape Town, and is located in the Western Cape Province. ... Swellendam Municipality is a municipality located in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. ... Worcester, South Africa is a town situated about 120 km from Cape Town, in the Breede River Valley. ...

Municipalities:

Beaufort West | Bergrivier | Breede River | Breede River/Winelands | Breede Valley | Cape Agulhas | Cederberg | Central Karoo | City of Cape Town | Drakenstein | George | Kannaland | Knysna | Laingsburg | Langeberg | Matzikama | Mossel Bay | Oudtshoorn | Overberg | Overstrand | Plettenberg Bay | Prince Albert | Saldanha Bay | South Cape | Stellenbosch | Swartland | Swellendam | Theewaterskloof | West Coast | Witzenberg | Beaufort West Municipality is a municipality located in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. ... Bergrivier Municipality is a municipality located in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. ... Breede River Municipality is a municipality located in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. ... Breede River/Winelands Municipality is a municipality located in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. ... Breede Valley Municipality is a municipality located in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. ... Cape Agulhas Municipality is a municipality located in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. ... Cederberg Municipality is a municipality located in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. ... Central Karoo Municipality is a municipality located in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. ... ... George Municipality is a municipality located in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. ... Kannaland Municipality is a municipality located in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. ... Knysna Municipality is a municipality located in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. ... Laingsburg Municipality is a municipality located in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. ... Langeberg Municipality is a municipality located in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. ... Matzikama Municipality is a municipality located in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. ... Mossel Bay Municipality is a municipality located in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. ... Oudtshoorn Municipality is a municipality located in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. ... Overberg Municipality is a municipality located in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. ... Overstrand Municipality is a municipality located in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. ... Plettenberg Bay Municipality is a municipality located in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. ... Prince Albert Municipality is a municipality located in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. ... Saldanha Bay Municipality is a municipality located in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. ... South Cape Municipality is a municipality located in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. ... Stellenbosch Municipality is a municipality located in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. ... Swartland Municipality is a municipality located in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. ... Swellendam Municipality is a municipality located in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. ... Theewaterskloof Municipality is a municipality located in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. ... West Coast Municipality is a municipality located in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. ... Witzenberg Municipality is a municipality located in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. ...


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Cederberg Municipality, Western Cape - Definition, explanation (610 words)
Cederberg Municipality is a municipality located in the Western Cape Province of South Africa.
The racial makeup of the municipality is Black African 7.96%, Coloured 78.23%, Indian/Asian 0.00%, White 13.74%.
In the municipality the population is spread out with 29.1% under the age of 15, 16.7% from 15 to 24, 32.9% from 25 to 44, 15.5% from 45 to 64, and 5.9% who are 65 years of age or older.
Drakenstein Local Municipality at AllExperts (668 words)
Drakenstein Municipality is a municipality located in the Western Cape Province of South Africa.
The mayor of the municipality is Christian Johannes George Leander of the NNP Party.
In the municipality the population is spread out with 28.5% under the age of 15, 19.7% from 15 to 24, 32.7% from 25 to 44, 14.7% from 45 to 64, and 4.4% who are 65 years of age or older.
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