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A city of central South Africa east-southeast of Kimberley. It is unofficially called the judicial capital of the country because the appellate division of the national supreme court sits here.


(Placename) a city in central South Africa: capital of Free State province and judicial capital of the country. Pop: 111 698 (2001)


(ˈblum fɒnˌteɪn)

the capital of the Orange Free State, in the central Republic of South Africa. 232,984.
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Noun1.Bloemfontein - the seat of the supreme courtBloemfontein - the seat of the supreme court  
Republic of South Africa, South Africa - a republic at the southernmost part of Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1910; first European settlers were Dutch (known as Boers)
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