Nelson Mandela Bay

Nelson Mandela Bay, metropolitan municipality (2011 pop. 1,152,115), Eastern Cape prov., S South Africa, on Algoa Bay, an inlet of the Indian Ocean. Port Elizabeth is the municipal seat; other communities include Ibhayi, Bethelsdorp, Motherwell, Kwanobuhle, Uitenhage , and Despatch. The municipality was formed in 2001. An industrial and railroad center, it has motor vehicle assembly plants and other manufacturing. The area is a popular tourist destination; Port Elizabeth is a major seaport.

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