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
Gauteng Gauteng1.16,100,000Johannesburg Johannesburg5,635,127
Western Cape Western Cape2.7,113,776Cape Town Cape Town4,710,000
Gauteng Gauteng3.16,100,000Pretoria Pretoria1,619,438
KwaZulu-Natal KwaZulu-Natal4.11,513,575Pietermaritzburg Pietermaritzburg750,845
Orange Free State Free State5.2,932,441Bloemfontein Bloemfontein556,000
Northern Cape Northern Cape6.1,303,047Kimberley Kimberley142,089
Eastern Cape Eastern Cape7.6,676,590Bhisho Bhisho137,287
Limpopo Limpopo8.5,926,724Polokwane Polokwane123,749
Mpumalanga Mpumalanga9.4,743,584Nelspruit Nelspruit110,159
North-West North West10.4,122,854Mahikeng Mahikeng14,000