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___ Satellite View and Map of the City of Johannesburg, Gauteng province, South Africa
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Central Business District, with Nelson Mandela Bridge, Johannesburg, South Africa
Johannesburg Central Business District, with Nelson Mandela Bridge which crosses over 42 railway lines and links the two main business areas of Joburg: Braamfontein and Newtown.
Image: Evan Bench

About Johannesburg

Johannesburg Coat of ArmsSatellite View is showing Johannesburg, the capital of the province of Gauteng, largest city and the industrial and mining capital of South Africa.
The city, also known as Jo'burg or Jozi, is located on the Highveld, a plateau region in South Africa, at an elevation of 1,750 m (5,740 ft).

Street scene in Downtown Johannesburg, South Africa
Street scene in Downtown Johannesburg.
Image: Jorge Láscar
Johannesburg is the seat of the provincial government and the site of several government branch offices, consular offices and other governmental institutions, it is home to the Constitutional Court – South Africa's highest court. The city became famous for so many acts of defiance against the apartheid government.

Jo'burg is the center of a large-scale gold and diamond trade. The gateway to South Africa's northern provinces and to Southern Africa is famous for Gold Reef City, a large amusement park, and for Johannesburg Lion Park, housing a wide variety of lions and other wild animals.

According to GaWC Research Johannesburg is an Alpha - city, in their ranking of Global Cities, the only World City on the African Continent.

Johannesburg has a population of almost 4 million inhabitants and 7 million people live in the Greater Johannesburg Metropolitan Area.
The 2010 FIFA World Cup finals have been held in Johannesburg's Soccer City, located in the Soweto area.
Joburg became the focus of international attention again in Dec 2013, when Nelson Mandela died in his home in Houghton Estate on the 5th December 2013.

Just zoom in (+) to see the Carlton Center in downtown Johannesburg, the 50 floor skyscraper at 223 m (730 ft) is a shopping center and the tallest building in Africa.

The Map shows a city map of Johannesburg with expressways, main roads and streets, zoom out (-) to find Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport (IATA code: JNB) northeast of the city center.

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Local Time Johannesburg:
Friday-February-3  12:59  
Time zone: South Africa Standard Time (SAST) :: UTC/GMT +2 hours
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City Coordinates: 26°12′16″S 28°2′44″E
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