Johannesburg(redirected from Johannesburg, Southafrica)
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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)
Jo•han•nes•burg(dʒoʊˈhæn ɪsˌbɜrg, -ˈhɑ nɪs-, yoʊ-)
a city in S Transvaal, in the NE Republic of South Africa. 1,609,408.
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|Noun||1.||Johannesburg - city in the northeastern part of South Africa near Pretoria; commercial center for diamond and gold industries|