province of South Africa
Western Cape is one of South Africa's nine provinces. It surrounds the Cape of Good Hope. It was made in 1994 by splitting the old Cape Colony into three. The majority of the people live in the metropolitan area of Cape Town, which is also the capital.
Wes-Kaap (in Afrikaans)
iNtshona-Koloni (in Xhosa)
Spes Bona (Good Hope)
|Established||27 April 1994|
|• Type||Parliamentary system|
|• Premier||Alan Winde (DA)|
|• Legislature||Western Cape Provincial Parliament|
|• Total||129,462 km2 (49,986 sq mi)|
|Area rank||4th in South Africa|
|Highest elevation||2,325 m (7,628 ft)|
|Lowest elevation||0 m (0 ft)|
| • Estimate |
|• Rank||3rd in South Africa|
|• Density||45/km2 (120/sq mi)|
|• Density rank||4th in South Africa|
|• Indian or Asian||1.0%|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (SAST)|
|ISO 3166 code||ZA-WC|
Western Cape borders the provinces of Northern Cape and Eastern Cape, bordering the Atlantic Ocean. On its southwestern tip is the Cape of Good Hope.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Census 2011: Census in brief (PDF). Pretoria: Statistics South Africa. 2012. ISBN 9780621413885.
- ↑ Mid-year population estimates, 2018 (PDF) (Report). Statistics South Africa. 31 July 2018. p. 2. Retrieved 29 July 2018.
- ↑ Cape Town drought declared a 'national disaster' - BBC News
- ↑ Cape Town's 'Day Zero' delayed to mid-May - CNN