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Johannesburg

Afrikaans name: Johannesburg

Johannesburg at night

Johannesburg at night

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Gauteng

Johannesburg is the largest city in South Africa. Although it is not the capital city of South Africa it is the capital of the province of Gauteng. Interestingly, it is said to be the largest city in the world that is not situated on the coast, a river or a lake.

The population of the Johannesburg Metro area is over 7 million people. This includes the population of areas such as Randburg

Gold was the original attraction that brought western settlers to this region and gold is still closely linked with the city.

Johannesburg is one of the leading financial centres and is home to the JSE (Johannesburg Stock Exchange).

Johannesburg sky-scrapers

Johannesburg sky-scrapers

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Family Fun - Author: Lisa McNamara - Year Published: 2015 - Page: 88

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