Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati District Municipality (formerly Bophirima District Municipality) seats in Vryburg. The majority of its 439 637 people speak Setswana. It is South Africa's largest beef producing district, with Hereford cattle the most popular. It is sometimes called "the Texas of South Africa". Maize and peanuts are important crops produced in the district. The district was renamed after the mayor of Vryburg.