Buffalo City, Eastern Cape, South Africa

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 King William's Town, as well as the large townships of Mdantsane and Zwelitsha.

The area has a well-developed manufacturing base, with the auto industry playing a major role. Daimler AG through its wholly owned subsidiary Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA) has a large assembly plant located next to the port of East London, which produces a variety of vehicles for export.


The Buffalo City metropolitan area has a population of over 755,200 people.

Buffalo City is twinned with: Gävle, Sweden; Leiden, Netherlands; Milwaukee County, United States of America.

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