Definitions for kimberleyˈkɪm bər li
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Kim•ber•leyˈkɪm bər li(n.)
a city in E Cape of Good Hope province, in the central Republic of South Africa: diamond mines. 149,667.
Category: Geography (places)
city in central South Africa; center for diamond mining and diamond marketing
Any of several places, notably a city in South Africa, noted for diamond mining.
derived from the surname or the place name (site of a battle in the Boer Wars).
popular in the 1960s and the 1970s, more often spelled Kimberly.
Origin: English place name "wood or clearing of Kyneburg (a seventh century female saint )", from cyne + burh.
Kimberley is a small city in southeast British Columbia, Canada along Highway 95A between the Purcell and Rocky Mountains. Kimberley was named in 1896 after the Kimberley mine in South Africa. From 1917 to 2001, it was the home to the world's largest lead-zinc mine, the Sullivan Mine. Now it is mainly a tourist destination and home to the Kimberley Alpine Resort, a ski area and the Kimberley Underground Mining Railway that features a 750-foot-long underground mining interpretive centre. Recreational pursuits include world-class skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, fishing, whitewater rafting, kayaking, biking, hiking and golfing on championship golf courses. The city has the largest urban park in British Columbia. At 1977 acres, the Kimberley Nature Park is the largest incorporated park in Canada and the paved, non-motorized Rail-Trail linking the cities of Kimberley and Cranbrook make Kimberley a unique four-season resort. Kimberley is also home to a thriving Arts and Cultural scene.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
500 m. NE. of Cape Town; is capital of Griqualand West, and chief inland town in South Africa, in a dry but healthy situation; exists in virtue of diamond mines in the vicinity, the richest in the world. Also the name of a district in the N. of West Australia, a district of rising prosperity.
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