Cacadu District Municipality

location=Eastern Cape

area=58 242
mayor=Mlungisi Gerald Mvoko
population=388 201 [ [ Municipal Profiles] ]
population density=6.67 persons
habitation density=
seat=Port Elizabeth

Cacadu District Municipality (CDM) is situated in the Western Portion of the Eastern Cape province, covering an area of 58 242 square kilometres. The area of the district municipality includes nine local municipalities and other portions collectively known as the District Management Areas (DMAs). The seat of Cacadu is Port Elizabeth. The largest languages among the 388 201 people are Xhosa and Afrikaans. (2001 Census). The district code is DC10.

The name "Cacadu" is derived from the Khoikhoi word "tkakadao", which means "bulrush river". This was an earlier name for the current Papkuils River near Port Elizabeth, and a river tributary to the northeast. [cite book|last = Raper|first = P.E.|coauthors =|title = South African place names|publisher = Jonathan Ball, Jhb and Cape Town|date = 2004|pages = p. 45|isbn = 1-86842-190-2]


The Executive Mayor of Cacadu District Municipality is Mlungisi Gerald Mvoko, and the Municipal Manager is Ted Pillay.



Cacadu is surrounded by:
* Karoo (DC7) to the north
* Amatole (DC12) to the east
* Chris Hani (DC13) to the north-east
* Nelson Mandela (Port Elizabeth) to the south
* the Indian Ocean to the south
* Eden (DC4) to the west
* Central Karoo (DC5) to the north-west

Local municipalities

The district contains the following local municipalities:

Ethnic group


See also

External links

* [ Cacadu District Municipality Official Website]
* [ Municipal Demarcation Board]
* [ Stats SA Census 2001 page]
* [ Independent Electoral Commission 2004 election results]

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