EASTERN CAPE
Capital: Bisho
Major city: Port Elizabeth
Languages: 83.4% isiXhosa, 9.3% Afrikaans, 3.6% English
Population: 6 919 071 (2006)
Share of total SA population: 14.6%
Area: 168 966 square kilometres
Share of total SA area: 13.9%
Population density: 41 people per square kilometre
Gross regional product: R88-billion (2003)
Share of total SA GDP: 8.1%

 

FREE STATE
Capital: Bloemfontein
Languages: 64.4% Sesotho, 11.9% Afrikaans, 9.1% isiXhosa
Population: 2 938 236 (2006)
Share of total SA population: 6.2%
Area: 129 825 square kilometres
Share of total SA area: 10.6%
Population density: 23 people per square kilometre
Gross regional product: R69-billion (2003)
Share of total SA GDP: 5.5%

 

GAUTENG
Capital: Johannesburg
Languages: 21.5% isiZulu, 14.4% Afrikaans, 13.1% Sesotho, 12.5% English
Population: 9 525 571 (2006)
Share of total SA population: 20.1%
Area: 16 548 square kilometres
Share of total SA area: 1.4%
Population density: 576 people per square kilometre
Gross regional product: R413.6-billion (2003)
Share of total SA GDP: 33.3%

 

KWAZULU-NATAL
Capital: Pietermaritzburg
Major city: Durban
Languages: 80.9% isiZulu, 73.6% English, 1.5% Afrikaans
Population: 9 904 698 (2006)
Share of total SA population: 20.9%
Area: 94 361 square kilometres
Share of total SA area: 7.7%
Population density: 105 people per square kilometre
Gross regional product: R206.8-billion (2003)
Share of total SA GDP: 16.7%

 

LIMPOPO
Capital: Polokwane
Languages: 52.1% Sesotho, 22.4% Xitsonga, 15.9% Tshivenda Population: 5 355 172 (2006)
Share of total SA population: 11.3%
Area: 125 755 square kilometres
Share of total SA area: 10.3%
Population density: 43 people per square kilometre
Gross regional product: R81.3-billion (2003)
Share of total SA GDP: 6.7%

 

MPUMALANGA
Capital: Nelspruit
Languages: 30.8% siSwati, 26.4% isiZulu, 12.1% isiNdebele
Population: 3 506 927 (2006)
Share of total SA population: 7.4%
Area: 76 495 square kilometres
Share of total SA area: 6.3%
Population density: 46 people per square kilometre
Gross regional product: R87.5-billion (2003)
Share of total SA GDP: 6.8%

 

NORTHERN CAPE
Capital: Kimberley
Languages: 68% Afrikaans, 20.8% Setswana, 2.5% English
Population: 1 089 991 (2006)
Share of total SA population: 2.3%
Area: 372 889 square kilometres
Share of total SA area: 30.5%
Population density: 3 people per square kilometre
Gross regional product: R29.7-billion (2003)
Share of total SA GDP: 2.4%

 

NORTH WEST
Capital: Mafikeng
Major city: Potchefstroom
Languages: 65.4% Setswana, 7.5% Afrikaans, 5.8% isiXhosa
Population: 3 364 754 (2006)
Share of total SA population: 7.1%
Area: 106 512 square kilometres
Share of total SA area: 8.7%
Population density: 32 people per square kilometre
Gross regional product: R81.4-billion (2003)
Share of total SA GDP: 6.3%

 

WESTERN CAPE
Capital: Cape Town
Languages: 55.3% Afrikaans, 23.7% isiXhosa, 19.3% English
Population: 4 739 090 (2006)
Share of total SA population: 10%
Area: 129 462 square kilometres
Share of total area: 10.6%
Population density: 37 people per square kilometre
Gross regional product: R181-billion (2003)
Share of total GDP: 14.5%

 

   

 

 

 
 

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