West Coast District Municipality

location=Western Cape

neighbours=Namakwa (north, east), Cape Winelands (southeast), Cape Town (south)
mayor=Marthinus Boois (ID)
population=267 590
population density=8.6039
habitations=77 667
habitation density=2.4973
races= 72.5% Coloured, 17.5% White, 10% Black
languages= 89.14% Afrikaans, 7.40% Xhosa, 2.33% English

The West Coast District Municipality is a district municipality located in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. Its municipality code is DC1.


Adjacent municipalities

* Namakwa District Municipality, Northern Cape (north/northeast)
* Cape Winelands District Municipality (southeast)
* City of Cape Town (south)
* "Atlantic Ocean" (west)

Local municipalities

The West Coast DM contains the following local municipalities:
* Matzikama Local Municipality (WC011)
* Cederberg Local Municipality (WC012)
* Bergrivier Local Municipality (WC013)
* Saldanha Bay Local Municipality (WC014)
* Swartland Local Municipality (WC015)
* A District Management Area (population 4,258 as of 2001), which has no local municipality (WCDMA01)


The following statistics are from the 2001 census.



Election results

Election results for West Coast in the South African general election, 2004.
* Population 18 and over: 185 662 [65.68% of total population]
* Total votes: 93 425 [33.05% of total population]
* Voting % estimate: 50.32% votes as a % of population 18 and over


* Jacob Botha (2005-present)
* Hendrik Potgieter (-2005

External links

* [http://www.westcoastdm.co.za/ West Coast District Municipality official website]

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