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PRETORIA - TSHWANE

CAPITAL CITY OF SOUTH AFRICA

 
 

Tshwane(Pretoria), the administrative capital and the birthplace of the new South African democracy, is home to a large diplomatic community. Well over a hundred embassies and foreign missions are located here, making Tshwane the ideal base for international trade and for liaison with political decision-makers from all over the world.

Pretoria, located in the northern part of Gauteng Province, is one of South Africa's three capital cities, serving as the executive (administrative) capital (the others being Cape Town, the legislative capital, and Bloemfontein, the judicial capital). An official committee on 2005-05-26 approved changing the name (in official use) of Pretoria to Tshwane, which is already the name of the enclosing Metropolitan Municipality but this change has not been approved yet by the central government - there is also so far no attempt to deregister the name Pretoria. Pretoria is situated in the transitional area between the Highveld and the Bushveld, approximately 50 km north of Johannesburg in the north-east of South Africa. It lies in a warm, well sheltered, fertile valley, surrounded by the hills of the Magaliesberg range, 1,370 m (4,495 ft) above sea level.

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