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1. (Placename) a city in central South Africa; the capital of Northern Cape province: besieged (1899–1900) for 126 days during the Boer War; diamond-mining and -marketing centre, with heavy engineering works. Pop: 62 526 (2001)
2. (Placename) Also called: the Kimberleys a plateau region of NW Australia, in N Western Australia: consists of rugged mountains surrounded by grassland. Area: about 360 000 sq km (140 000 sq miles)


(ˈkɪm bər li)

a city in E Cape of Good Hope province, in the central Republic of South Africa: diamond mines. 149,667.
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Noun1.Kimberley - city in central South AfricaKimberley - city in central South Africa; center for diamond mining and diamond marketing
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)