Definitions for johannesburgdʒoʊˈhæn ɪsˌbɜrg, -ˈhɑ nɪs-, yoʊ-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Johannesburg(noun)

    city in the northeastern part of South Africa near Pretoria; commercial center for diamond and gold industries

Wiktionary

  1. Johannesburg(ProperNoun)

    The largest city of South Africa.

Freebase

  1. Johannesburg

    Johannesburg also known as Jozi, Jo'burg, Joni, eGoli or Joeys, is the largest city in South Africa, by population. Johannesburg is the provincial capital of Gauteng, the wealthiest province in South Africa, having the largest economy of any metropolitan region in Sub-Saharan Africa. The city is one of the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the world, and is also the world's largest city not situated on a river, lake, or coastline. It claims to be the lightning capital of the world, though this title is also claimed by others. While Johannesburg is not one of South Africa's three capital cities, it is the seat of the Constitutional Court, which has the final word on interpretation of South Africa's constitution. The city is the source of a large-scale gold and diamond trade, due to its location on the mineral-rich Witwatersrand range of hills. Johannesburg is served by two international and one domestic airport. O.R. Tambo International Airport, the largest and busiest airport in Africa and a gateway for international air travel to and from the rest of Southern Africa is to the east of the city and Lanseria International Airport to the west. Rand Airport to the south east only handles general aviation flights, though it has the capacity for large jet aircraft.²²

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Johannesburg

    the largest town in the Transvaal, 30 m. S. of Pretoria, and 800 m. NE. of Cape Town; is the centre of Witwatersrand gold-mining fields. Until recently an ill-equipped town, it has made rapid progress. Since 1892 railways connect it with Delagoa Bay, Durban, Port Elizabeth, and Cape Town. Magnificent buildings and residential suburbs are springing up. The water-supply is bad, and dust-storms are frequent, otherwise the climate is very healthy. Johannesburg was the seat of the dissatisfaction among the Uitlanders in 1895, which led to Dr. Jameson's raid.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of johannesburg in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of johannesburg in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. British Airways:

    We are working with the Metropolitan Police and the authorities in Johannesburg to establish the facts surrounding this very rare case.

  2. Kenyan Foreign Minister Amina Mohamed:

    All of us felt totally humiliated in June in Johannesburg, we weren't allowed to focus on the issues that were important to the continent - peace, security, Burundi, Somalia, Mali. Totally distracted by this 'arrest the president' movement.

  3. Adekunle Salau:

    There is no doubt that Abuja and Lagos will benefit tremendously from high end ?commercial and residential real estates, my expectation is that if this is executed to plan, Abuja will be able to host world class conferences and compete favorably with Johannesburg and Cape town for international events.

  4. Yolanda Kakabadse:

    I would invest much more in education and awareness. I think that if we knew what the impact of our behavior, the individual and social behavior of different peoples around the world, had on the natural resources, we would be much more careful, much more sustainable in our way of life. http://billmoyers.com/content/earth-debate-special-roundtable-un-summit-sustainable-development-johannesburg/

  5. Giles Peppiatt:

    I think it'll be a while before we start auctioning works in situ in Marketplace Africa, we have offices in Lagos and Johannesburg, I think it will remain that way for a bit. There's also the advantage that there's a whole structure of art dealing and art selling is here in London -- the restorers, the conservators, the transport, the shippers, the packers. Everything is here and it's very easy for people to buy and sell in London.

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