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The administrative capital of South Africa, in the northeast part of the country north of Johannesburg. Founded in 1855, it became the capital of Transvaal in 1860 and capital of South Africa in 1910.
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(Placename) a city in N South Africa, the administrative capital of South Africa; formerly capital of Transvaal province: two universities (1873, 1930); large steelworks. Pop: 741 651 (2011). Also called: Tshwane
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Pre•to•ri•a(prɪˈtɔr i ə, -ˈtoʊr-)
the administrative capital of the Republic of South Africa, in the NE part: also the capital of Transvaal. 822,925.
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|Noun||1.||Pretoria - city in the Transvaal; the seat of the executive branch of the government of South Africa|
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