Vereeniging

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Vereeniging

(fərē`nĭkhĭng) [Afrik.,=union], city, now part of the Enfuleni local municipality, Gauteng prov., NE South Africa, on the Vaal River. An industrial center, its chief products are iron, steel, pipes, bricks and tiles, and processed lime and coal. Thermal power plants there supply electricity to nearby goldfields. The city, founded in 1892, owed its early growth to nearby coal mines. The Treaty of Vereeniging (1902), which ended the South African WarSouth African War
or Boer War,
1899–1902, war of the South African Republic (Transvaal) and the Orange Free State against Great Britain. Background
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, was negotiated there.

Vereeniging

 

a city in the Republic of South Africa, in Transvaal Province, on the Vaal River. Population, 169,900 (1970). The city is a railroad junction and a center for coal mining and ferrous metallurgy. It has tube-rolling factories, chemical factories, and plants for the production of mining equipment and agricultural machinery. Vereeniging was founded in 1892.

Vereeniging

a city in E South Africa: scene of the signing (1902) of the treaty ending the Boer War. Pop.: 79 630 (2001)