Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality

Buffalo City is a metropolitan municipality situated on the east coast of Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. It includes the towns of East London, Bhisho and Qonce, as well as the large townships of Mdantsane and Zwelitsha.

Buffalo City
Location in the Eastern Cape
Coordinates: 32°59′S 27°52′E
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceEastern Cape
SeatEast London
Wards50
Government
  TypeMunicipal council
  MayorXolo Pakati[2] (ANC)
  Deputy MayorVacant
  SpeakerHumphrey Maxhegwana
  Chief WhipMawethu Marata (ANC)
Area
  Total2,536 km2 (979 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[3]
  Total755,200
  Density300/km2 (770/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
  Black African85.1%
  Coloured6.0%
  Indian/Asian0.8%
  White7.7%
First languages (2011)
  Xhosa78.8%
  English11.0%
  Afrikaans7.2%
  Other3%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Municipal codeBUF

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