- a city in and the administrative capital of the Republic of South Africa, in the NE part: also the capital of Transvaal.
- a province in the NE Republic of South Africa. 110,450 sq. mi. (286,066 sq. km). Capital: Pretoria.
Formerly South African Republic.
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Examples from the Web for pretoria
What about his school days playing rugby at Pretoria Boys High?Oscar Pistorius’s Sobbing Fit On The Witness Stand
April 9, 2014
Charles and Prince Harry visited the country in 1997 and met Mr Mandela at his Pretoria home.Prince Charles to Represent Queen at Mandela Funeral
December 9, 2013
He kept a gun in his Pretoria home, not surprising given the level of violence in South Africa.The Unwarranted Mythology of Oscar Pistorius
February 15, 2013
During this time, de Nysschen earned his MBA from the University of Pretoria in South Africa.Reboot America! Participants
The Daily Beast
September 24, 2010
Israelis were conflicted about their relationship with the Pretoria regime.Israel's Shady Arms Deal
June 22, 2010
It is true that Pretoria has also a good deal of the intelligence.Impressions of South Africa
It was a bare announcement of arrival, duplicated to Pretoria and De Aar.On the Heels of De Wet
The Intelligence Officer
The other two brothers, as we have said, had left Pretoria with the first volunteers.
As time went on, Pretoria was being shut in more completely every day.
Taking 'em up to Pretoria on the quiet, to sell 'em to Oom Paul's burghers, he was.The Dop Doctor
Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
- a city in N South Africa, the administrative capital of South Africa; formerly capital of Transvaal province: two universities (1873, 1930); large steelworks. Pop: 525 384 (2001)Also called: Tshwane
- former province of NE South Africa: colonized by the Boers after the Great Trek (1836); became a British colony in 1902; joined South Africa in 1910; replaced in 1994 for administrative purposes by a new system of provinces (Eastern Transvaal (later Mpumalanga), Northern Transvaal (later Limpopo), Gauteng, and North West province). Capital: Pretoria
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