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Postal: Private Bag X6043, Mthata, 5100
Physical: OR Tambo House, Nelson Mandela Drive, Myezo Park, Mthata
Tel: 047 501 6400
Fax: 047 532 6518
Geography, History and Economy
Area: 12 096km²
Description: OR Tambo District Municipality is one of the six district municipalities and one of the four ISRDP nodes of the Eastern Cape province. It covers about 80% of what used to be marginalised homeland in the Transkei and is formed by five local municipalities: King Sabata Dalindyebo, Nyandeni, Mhlontlo, Port St Johns and Ingquza Hill.
The municipality is located to the east of the Eastern Cape province, on the Indian Ocean coastline. It is bordered by the Alfred Nzo District Municipality to the north, the Joe Gqabi District Municipality to the north-west, the Chris Hani District Municipality to the west and the Amathole District Municipality to the south-west. From the east to the west the district measures 170.143km, and north to south it measures 121.725km.
Cities/Towns: Flagstaff, Libode, Lusikisiki, Mqanduli, Mthatha (previously Umtata), Ngqeleni, Port St Johns, Qumbu, Tsolo
Main Economic Sectors: Community services (55%), trade (18.5%), finance (16.9%), agriculture (3.5%), transport (3.1%), manufacturing (2.8%), construction (2.7%)