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Regions in South Africa

South Africa is made up of 10 primary administrative regions. Have a closer look at the regions in South Africa. Information on all primary administrative regions in South Africa.

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Primary administrative regions in South Africa

There are 10 regions in South Africa in the primary administrative level.
Primary administrative regions in South Africa
RegionNoPopulationCapitalCapital population
KwaZulu-Natal Province of KwaZulu-Natal1.10,154,469Pietermaritzburg Pietermaritzburg750,845
Gauteng Gauteng2.10,058,121Johannesburg Johannesburg2,026,469
Gauteng Gauteng3.10,058,121Pretoria Pretoria1,619,438
Eastern Cape Eastern Cape4.6,490,714Bhisho Bhisho137,287
Limpopo Limpopo5.5,494,928Polokwane Polokwane123,749
Western Cape Province of the Western Cape6.4,988,154Cape Town Cape Town3,433,441
North-West Province of North West7.3,895,126Mahikeng Mahikeng14,000
Mpumalanga Mpumalanga8.3,409,743Nelspruit Nelspruit110,159
Orange Free State Free State9.2,740,946Bloemfontein Bloemfontein463,064
Northern Cape Province of Northern Cape10.819,380Kimberley Kimberley142,089