Johannesburg, City of

City of Johannesburg, City of,

metropolitan municipality (2011 pop. 4,434,827), Gauteng prov., NE South Africa. JohannesburgJohannesburg
, city, now part and seat of City of Johannesburg metropolitan municipality, Gauteng prov., NE South Africa, on the southern slopes of the Witwatersrand at an altitude of 5,750 ft (1,753 m).
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 is the municipal seat; other communities include SowetoSoweto
[acronym for south-west townships], city, now part of City of Johannesburg metropolitan municipality, Gauteng prov., NE South Africa. Located 10 mi (16 km) SW of Johannesburg, Soweto grew as black workers came to the industrialized area after World War I; the name for the
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, RoodepoortRoodepoort
, city, now part of the City of Johannesburg metropolitan municipality, Gauteng prov., NE South Africa; founded in 1887. It is a gold-mining center and a resort.
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, Alexandra, Orange Farm, Randburg, Sandton, Ivory Park, and Diepkloof. Mining and manufacturing are the principal industries. Johannesburg also is the capital of Gauteng and the financial and commercial center of South Africa.
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