Johannesburg

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Johannesburg

eGoli (Zulu)
eGoli (Xhosa)
City of Johannesburg
Flag of Johannesburg
Flag
Coat of arms of Johannesburg
Coat of arms
Nickname(s): 
Jo'burg; Jozi; Mudi Mulila Ngoma (Venda version), Joni (Tsonga version); Egoli (Place of Gold); Gauteng (Place of Gold)
Motto(s): 
"Unity in development"
Country South Africa
Province Gauteng
Municipality City of Johannesburg
Established 1886
Government
 • Type Metropolitan municipality
 • Mayor Herman Mashaba (DA)
Area
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 • City 334.81 km2 (129.27 sq mi)
 • Urban
3,357 km2 (1,296 sq mi)
Elevation
1,753 m (5,751 ft)
Population
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 • City 957,441
 • Density 2,900/km2 (7,400/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
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 • Black African 64.2%
 • Coloured 13.9%
 • Indian/Asian 6.7%
 • White 13.9%
 • Other 1.3%
First languages (2011)
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 • English 31.1%
 • Zulu 19.6%
 • Afrikaans 12.1%
 • Xhosa 5.2%
 • Other 31.9%
Time zone UTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
2001
PO box
2000
Area code 011
HDI Increase 0.75 High (2012)
GDP US$127.2 billion
GDP per capita US$25,700
Website www.joburg.org.za

Johannesburg (/ˈhænɪsbɜːrɡ/; Afrikaans: [jʊəˈɦanəsbœrχ]; also known as Jozi, Jo'burg, and eGoli) is the largest city in South Africa. It is the provincial capital and largest city of Gauteng, which is the wealthiest province in South Africa.

References

  1. Citizen, Load shedding double whammy costs Joburg hundreds of millions, 19 March 2019
  2. Fasken, Johannesburg, 19 March 2019
  3. City Population, Principal Agglomerations of the World, 19 March 2019