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[joh-han-is-burg, -hah-nis-; Dutch yoh-hahn-uh s-bœrkh]
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  1. a city in S Transvaal, in the NE Republic of South Africa.
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  1. 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: 1 009 036 (2001)
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[(joh-han-uhs-burg, joh-hah-nuhs-burg)]

Largest city in South Africa, located in the northeastern part of the country.

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It is the commercial center for South Africa's diamond and gold industries.
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