Thabo Mofutsanyana District Municipality

Thabo Mofutsanyana is one of the 5 districts of the Free State province of South Africa. The seat of Thabo Mofutsanyana is Witsieshoek. The majority of its 725 932 people speak Sesotho (2001 Census). The district code is DC19

Thabo Mofutsanyane
Official seal of Thabo Mofutsanyane
Seal
Location of Thabo Mofutsanyana District Municipality within Free State
Location of Thabo Mofutsanyana District Municipality within Free State
Coordinates: 28°32′S 28°49′E / 28.533°S 28.817°E / -28.533; 28.817Coordinates: 28°32′S 28°49′E / 28.533°S 28.817°E / -28.533; 28.817
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceFree State
SeatPhuthaditjhaba
Local municipalities
Government
 • TypeMunicipal council
 • MayorDr. Balekile Edward Mzangwa (ANC)
Area
 • Total33,269 km2 (12,845 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[2]
 • Total736,238
 • Density22/km2 (57/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African99.9%
 • Other0.1%
First languages (2011)
 • Sotho99.9%
 • Other0.1%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Municipal codeDC19

GeographyEdit

NeighboursEdit

Thabo Mofutsanyana is surrounded by:

Local municipalitiesEdit

The district contains the following local municipalities:

Local municipality Population % Dominant language
Maluti-a-Phofung 335 784 45.61% Sotho
Dihlabeng 128 704 17.48% Sotho
Setsoto 112 597 15.29% Sotho
Nketoana 60 324 8.19% Sotho
Mantsopa 51 056 6.93% Sotho
Phumelela 47 772 6.49% Sotho
Golden Gate Highlands National Park 1 0.01%

DemographicsEdit

 
Chart showing population by age and gender for Thabo Mofutsanyana

The following statistics are from the 2001 census.

Language Population %
Sesotho 735 502 99.9%
Other 736 0.1%

GenderEdit

Gender Population %
Female 389 210 53.62%
Male 336 722 46.38%

Ethnic groupEdit

Ethnic group Population %
Black African 736 238 100%

PoliticsEdit

Election resultsEdit

Election results for Thabo Mofutsanyana in the South African general election, 2004.

  • Population 18 and over: 425 922 [58.67% of total population]
  • Total votes: 260 796 [35.93% of total population]
  • Voting % estimate: 61.23% votes as a % of population 18 and over
Party Votes %
African National Congress 225 688 86.54%
Democratic Alliance 14 214 5.45%
Pan African Congress 5 135 1.97%
African Christian Democratic Party 2 836 1.09%
Freedom Front Plus 2 756 1.06%
United Democratic Movement 2 409 0.92%
Inkhata Freedom Party 1 978 0.76%
New National Party 1 557 0.60%
Independent Democrats 876 0.34%
Azanian People's Organisation 704 0.27%
United Christian Democratic Party 525 0.20%
SOPA 386 0.15%
NA 310 0.12%
EMSA 292 0.11%
UF 242 0.09%
CDP 228 0.09%
PJC 214 0.08%
TOP 172 0.07%
KISS 116 0.04%
NLP 93 0.04%
Minority Front 65 0.02%
Total 260 796 100.00%

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Contact list: Executive Mayors". Government Communication & Information System. Archived from the original on 14 July 2010. Retrieved 22 February 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Statistics by place". Statistics South Africa. Retrieved 27 September 2015.
  3. ^ "Statistics by place". Statistics South Africa. Retrieved 27 September 2015.

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