Amathole District Municipality

- 3327.9Koordinaten: 33 ° 0 ' S, 27 ° 54 ' E

Amathole (also: Amatole ) is a South African district in the Eastern Cape. Covering an area of ​​21,595 square kilometers and 892 637 inhabitants (as of 2011). The capital is East London. Named the district is under the Amathole Mountains northwest of King William 's Town.

Communities (Local Municipalities ) and its largest cities

As an example of the infrastructure here, the water supply of households ( HWA = own household water supply; ÖWA = mains water nearby; KWA = no connection to a water supply network ): The drinking water was systematically expanded in the district and one of the most advanced areas of care in South Africa because the Amathole mountains and adjacent mountain ranges create the favorable climatic conditions in the region a relatively high annual rainfall.

Parks / Nature Reserves

  • Auckland Nature Reserve
  • Fort Fordyce Nature Reserve
  • Gonubie Nature Reserve
  • Nahoon Nature Reserve
  • Umtiza Nature Reserve

Selected attractions

  • Landscape space Amathole mountains with Gartensiedlung Hogsback and species-rich sub-areas
  • Cathcart with historic small town houses in the Victorian style
  • Fort Hare university campus along with the De Beers Centenary Art Gallery and commemorative tower for James Stewart in Alice
  • Museale settlement of the former railroad station Thomas River