Cape Town

or Cape·town

noun
  1. a seaport in and the legislative capital of the Republic of South Africa, in the SW part: also capital of Cape of Good Hope province.
Afrikaans Kaapstad.
Related formsCape·to·ni·an [keyp-toh-nee-uh n] /keɪpˈtoʊ ni ən/, noun

Cape of Good Hope

noun
  1. a cape in S Africa, in the SW Republic of South Africa.
  2. Also called Cape Province. Formerly Cape Colony. a province in the Republic of South Africa. 277,169 sq. mi. (717,868 sq. km). Capital: Cape Town.
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British Dictionary definitions for cape town

Cape of Good Hope

noun
  1. a cape in SW South Africa south of Cape Town

Cape Town

noun
  1. the legislative capital of South Africa and capital of Western Cape province, situated in the southwest on Table Bay: founded in 1652, the first White settlement in southern Africa; important port. Pop: 827 219 (2001)
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cape town in Culture

Cape of Good Hope

Point of land in southern South Africa, south of Cape Town. It is the southernmost tip of Africa.

Cape Town

Also Capetown; legislative capital of South Africa. (See also Pretoria.)

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