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Eastern Cape, South Africa

Eastern Cape is one of 9 primary administrative regions in South Africa with a population of approximately 6,490,714 people.

Facts and figures on Eastern Cape at a glance

Region name: Eastern Cape (Eastern Cape)
Status: Primary administrative region
Population: 6,490,714 people
Country: South Africa
Continent: Africa

The regional headquarters of Eastern Cape (Eastern Cape) is located in the regional capital Bhisho (Bhisho) with a population of 137,287 people.

The distance as the crow flies from Eastern Cape's regional capital Bhisho to South Africa's capital Pretoria (Pretoria) is approximately 792 km (492 mi).

Facts and figures about Eastern Cape
RegionPopulationRegional capitalPopulation
Eastern Cape Eastern Cape6,490,714 peopleBhisho Bhisho137,287 people

Compare with other regions in South Africa.

Map of Eastern Cape

Map of Eastern Cape

Information on Eastern Cape

Information on Eastern Cape
Region nameRegional capitalSubregionsCountryContinent
Eastern Cape Eastern CapeBhisho Bhisho9South AfricaAfrica

Time in Eastern Cape

Time in Eastern Cape
Current timeSummer time (DST)Standard timeCurrent timezone offsetTimezone
Tue, 30 May 2023 - 12:56pmNoTue, 30 May 2023 - 12:56pmUTC +2.0Africa/Johannesburg

Geographic coordinates of Eastern Cape

Latitude & Longitude of Eastern Cape
PositionLatitude (width)Longitude (length)
Show on map32°00'00.0"S (-32.0000000°)26°00'00.0"E (26.0000000°)

Subregions in Eastern Cape

There are 9 administrative subregions in Eastern Cape.
Subregions in Eastern Cape
RegionNoPopulationRegional capitalCapital population
Alfred Nzo District Municipality Alfred Nzo District Municipality1.479,390Mount Ayliff Mount Ayliff-
Amathole District Municipality Amathole District Municipality2.940,441--
Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality3.755,200East London East London478,676
Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality4.755,200Bhisho Bhisho137,287
Cacadu District Municipality Cacadu District Municipality5.363,496--
Chris Hani District Municipality Chris Hani District Municipality6.798,597Queenstown Queenstown105,309
Joe Gqabi District Municipality Joe Gqabi District Municipality7.308,365Barkly East Barkly East-
Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality8.1,050,930Port Elizabeth Port Elizabeth967,677
OR Tambo District Municipality OR Tambo District Municipality9.1,862,218--

External sources of information on Eastern Cape

Eastern Cape on Wikipedia