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 (jō-hăn′ĭs-bûrg′, -hä′nĭs-)
The largest city of South Africa, in the northeast part of the country northwest of Durban. Founded in 1886 after the discovery of gold nearby, it is a major industrial center.


(Placename) 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: 957 441 (2011)


(dʒoʊˈhæn ɪsˌbɜrg, -ˈhɑ nɪs-, yoʊ-)

a city in S Transvaal, in the NE Republic of South Africa. 1,609,408.
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Noun1.Johannesburg - city in the northeastern part of South Africa near PretoriaJohannesburg - city in the northeastern part of South Africa near Pretoria; commercial center for diamond and gold industries
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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A 60-member Indian wrestling team, including Sushil Kumar, reached Johannesburg, South Africa to participate in the 2017 Commonwealth Wrestling Championships, on Friday.
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