[joh-han-is-burg, -hah-nis-; Dutch yoh-hahn-uh s-bœrkh] /dʒoʊˈhæn ɪsˌbɜrg, -ˈhɑ nɪs-; Dutch yoʊˈhɑn əsˌbœrx/

a city in S Transvaal, in the NE Republic of South Africa.
a city in N South Africa; the capital of Gauteng province: South Africa’s largest city and chief industrial centre; grew with the establishment in 1886 of the gold-mining industry; University of Witwatersrand (1922). Pop: 1 009 036 (2001)
Johannesburg [(joh-han-uhs-burg, joh-hah-nuhs-burg)]

Largest city in South Africa, located in the northeastern part of the country.

Note: It is the commercial center for South Africa’s diamond and gold industries.


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