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Saldanha Bay Municipality is a local municipality located within the West Coast District Municipality, in the Western Cape province of South Africa. As of 2007, it had a population of 78982. Its municipality code is WC014.
The municipality has a total area of 1,766 square kilometres (682 sq mi).
|Place||Code||Population||Most spoken language|
|St Helena Bay||10409||7,875||Afrikaans|
|Remainder of the municipality||10408||3,860||Afrikaans|
The municipality also borders the Atlantic Ocean to the west.
The municipal council consists of twenty-four members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Thirteen councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting in thirteen wards, while the remaining twelve are chosen from party lists so that the total number of party representatives is proportional to the number of votes received. In the election of 18 May 2011 the Democratic Alliance (DA) obtained a majority of fifteen seats on the council.
|African National Congress||17,750||30.6||3||5||8|
|Congress of the People||738||1.3||0||1||1|
|Service to Our People's Party||727||1.3||0||0||0|
|African Christian Democratic Party||464||0.8||0||0||0|
|Liberal People's Party||435||0.8||0||0||0|
|Local Government Party||431||0.7||0||0||0|
|The People's Independent Civic Organisation||343||0.6||0||0||0|
|United Democratic Movement||252||0.4||0||0||0|
|South African Political Alliance||189||0.3||0||0||0|
|National People's Party||151||0.3||0||0||0|
|South African Progressive Civic Organisation||134||0.2||0||0||0|
The local council sends four representatives to the council of the West Coast District Municipality: two from the Democratic Alliance and one each from the African National Congress and the Congress of the People.
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