Centurion, Gauteng

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Centurion (previously known as Verwoerdburg and before that Lyttelton) is an area with 236,580 (2011 Census) inhabitants in Gauteng Province of South Africa, located between Pretoria and Midrand (Johannesburg).wikipedia
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Centurion (previously known as Verwoerdburg and before that Lyttelton) is an area with 236,580 (2011 Census) inhabitants in Gauteng Province of South Africa, located between Pretoria and Midrand (Johannesburg).
Pretoria is the central part of the Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality which was formed by the amalgamation of several former local authorities including Centurion and Soshanguve.

Midrand

Midrand, South Africa
Centurion (previously known as Verwoerdburg and before that Lyttelton) is an area with 236,580 (2011 Census) inhabitants in Gauteng Province of South Africa, located between Pretoria and Midrand (Johannesburg).
It is situated between Centurion and Sandton, and is part of the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality.

City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality

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Formerly an independent municipality, with its own town council, it has formed part of the City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality since 2000.
Centurion

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Centurion (previously known as Verwoerdburg and before that Lyttelton) is an area with 236,580 (2011 Census) inhabitants in Gauteng Province of South Africa, located between Pretoria and Midrand (Johannesburg).
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N14 (South Africa)

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Its heart is located at the intersection of the N1 and N14 freeways.
It passes through Upington, Kuruman, Vryburg, Krugersdorp and Centurion.

Northern Ndebele people

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From 1825 to 1826 the Matabele peoples defeated the Bakwena tribe and settled along the banks of the Magalies River under the leadership of Mzilikazi.
During a turbulent period in Nguni and Sesotho-Tswana history known as the Mfecane or "the crushing", the Mzilikazi regiment, initially numbering 500 soldiers, moved west towards the present-day city of Pretoria, where they founded a settlement called Mhlahlandlela.

Air Force Base Waterkloof

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The Waterkloof Air Force Base, as well as the Swartkop Air Force Base (which includes the South African Air Force Museum) are located in Centurion.
Despite the name, this base is not located in Waterkloof, Pretoria, but lies to the south of Pretoria, 4.34 nmi to the northeast of Centurion, Gauteng and 3.37 nmi from AFB Swartkop, at an elevation of 1506 metres (4940 ft).

R21 (South Africa)

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The R21 also passes through Centurion.
The route intersects the N1 Eastern Pretoria Bypass near Centurion, the R24 near the airport, the N12 and N17 in Boksburg, and the N3 near Vosloorus on the East Rand, where it ends.

Air Force Base Swartkop

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The Waterkloof Air Force Base, as well as the Swartkop Air Force Base (which includes the South African Air Force Museum) are located in Centurion.
AFB Swartkop is located in the town Centurion (previously Verwoerdburg) in the Gauteng Province of South Africa, between Pretoria and Midrand (Johannesburg), which is a part of the City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality.

Lyttelton, Gauteng

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It was formed by combining the areas of Doornkloof, Irene and Lyttelton.
Lyttelton is a suburb of Centurion in Gauteng Province, South Africa.

SuperSport Park

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The name Centurion was chosen by residents in 1995 (without the option to retain the existing name), soon after the end of apartheid, to match the name of the Centurion Park (now called SuperSport Park) cricket stadium which is located in the area.
Supersport Park is a cricket ground in Centurion, Gauteng, South Africa.

Kloofsig

Others included Clubview, Eldoraigne, Kloofsig, Wierdapark, Zwartkop and their extensions.
Kloofsig is a suburb of Centurion in Gauteng Province, South Africa.

N1 (South Africa)

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Its heart is located at the intersection of the N1 and N14 freeways.
At Centurion, the N1 meets the N14 and leaves the Ben Schoeman Highway (which then becomes part of the N14) to become the Pretoria Eastern Bypass, intersecting with the R21 during this time.

Elardus Park

Several of the suburbs like Erasmia, Elardus Park, Zwartkop and Doornkloof were named after these 19th-century owners of the land and their properties.
AFB Waterkloof, an air force base located west of Elardus Park in Centurion, Gauteng.

Laudium

Following the end of apartheid, the Indian township of Laudium and surrounding suburbs including Erasmia and Claudius, which were formerly a part of Pretoria, were made part of Centurion.
Although Laudium was initially part of Pretoria, it was incorporated into Centurion following the end of apartheid.

Olievenhoutbosch

A black township, called Olievenhoutbosch, was established in Centurion at around the same time.
Olievenhoutbosch is a township in Centurion in Gauteng, South Africa, close to Midrand on the R55 route, which was established in the 1990s.

Heuweloord

Heuweloord
Heuweloord is a suburb in Centurion, South Africa.

Pierre van Ryneveld Park

Pierre van Ryneveld Park
Pierre van Ryneveld Park is a suburb of Centurion in Gauteng Province, South Africa.

Irene, Gauteng

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During the Second Boer War the Irene Concentration Camp was established in 1901 on the farm Doornkloof, as part of the British scorched earth policy, where Boer women and children were housed under extremely poor conditions.
Irene lies within the town of Centurion; in 2000, along with the rest of Centurion, Irene was incorporated, into the City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality.

The Reeds

The Reeds
The Reeds is a residential suburb in Centurion southwest of Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa.

Megalopolis

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The Gauteng Provincial Government envisages that, according to current growth trends, much of the Gauteng province will be a megalopolis by 2015.
The Gauteng City Region (PWV) in South Africa, which includes the urbanised portion of Gauteng Province (Pretoria, Centurion, Midrand, Johannesburg and the Vaal Triangle, with a population of over 10 million)

Hendrik Verwoerd

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Lyttelton was renamed Verwoerdburg in 1967, after Dr. Hendrik Verwoerd, the former prime minister of South Africa who was assassinated the previous year.
Famous examples include H. F. Verwoerd Airport in Port Elizabeth, renamed Port Elizabeth Airport, the Verwoerd Dam in the Free State, now the Gariep Dam, H. F. Verwoerd academic hospital in Pretoria, now Steve Biko Hospital, and the town of Verwoerdburg, now Centurion.

Regio Centurion Private School

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Regio Centurion Onafhanklike Laerskool
Regio Centurion Private School is an Afrikaans Primary School in Clubview, Centurion, South Africa.

Hennops River

The Hennops River flows through the heart of Centurion, and causes occasional flooding when heavy rainfall has occurred.
The river then turns north-west flowing through the centre of Centurion.

Denel Dynamics

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Technology companies like Aerosud, Accenture, Denel Dynamics, Siemens, SAAB Grintek Technologies, Telkom and others such as GMC Aircon are located in Centurion.
Denel Dynamics is located in Centurion, South Africa.