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Gauteng

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The province of Gauteng takes up only 1.4% of South Africa's land area, however the tiny province contributes much to the economy - 33% to the national economy and a phenomenal 10% to the GDP of the entire African continent.

Sesotho for "place of gold", Gauteng was built on the wealth of gold found deep underground - 40% of the world's reserves.
The province is essentially one big city, with 97% of its population living in urban centres.

Johannesburg is the capital, and by far the biggest city in South Africa - and Africa as a whole. Also known as Joburg or Jozi, it is often compared to Los Angeles, with its similar urban sprawl linked by huge highway interchanges.
A summer-rainfall area, Gauteng has hot summers and cold winters with frost. Hail is common during summer thunderstorms.


Johannesburg skyline

Largest man-made Forest

Johannesburg highways

Orlando Towers, Soweto
Biggest Man-made Forest
Johannesburg is not only the largest city in Africa - surprisingly, it's also the biggest man-made forest in the world, with 10-million trees in its private gardens, parks and on sidewalks. It's also one of the world's youngest major cities, founded on 4 October 1886. It's also home to the only two polar bears in Africa, at the amazing Johannesburg Zoo.


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