Pretoria

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Pretoria (E-Pitoli) is a city in the northern part of Gauteng province in South Africa.wikipedia
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Gauteng

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Pretoria (E-Pitoli) is a city in the northern part of Gauteng province in South Africa.
Nevertheless, it is highly urbanised, containing the country's largest city, Johannesburg, its administrative capital, Pretoria, and other large areas such as Midrand and Vanderbijlpark.

Cape Town

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It is one of the country's three capital cities, serving as the seat of the administrative branch of government (Cape Town is the legislative capital and Bloemfontein the judicial capital), and of foreign embassies to South Africa.
The other two capitals are located in Pretoria (the administrative capital where the is based, the President has a Cape Town office at Tuynhuys next to Parliament) and Bloemfontein (the judicial capital where the is located, although the highest court, the sits in Johannesburg ).

Magaliesberg

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It straddles the Apies River and has spread eastwards into the foothills of the Magaliesberg mountains.
Magaliesberg (historically also known as Macalisberg or as the Cashan Mountains ) is a mountain range extending west and north from Pretoria, Gauteng to just south of Pilanesberg (and the Pilanesberg National Park), and extending for some east of Pretoria where it peters out just south of Bronkhorstspruit.

Bloemfontein

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It is one of the country's three capital cities, serving as the seat of the administrative branch of government (Cape Town is the legislative capital and Bloemfontein the judicial capital), and of foreign embassies to South Africa.
Bloemfontein ( ; Afrikaans and Dutch "fountain of flowers" or "blooming fountain"; also known as Bloem) is the capital city of the province of Free State of South Africa; and, as the judicial capital of the nation, one of South Africa's three national capitals (the other two being Cape Town, the legislative capital, and Pretoria, the administrative capital) and is the seventh largest city in South Africa.

Centurion, Gauteng

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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.
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).

Apies River

Apies
It straddles the Apies River and has spread eastwards into the foothills of the Magaliesberg mountains.
The Apies River is a river that flows through the city of Pretoria, South Africa.

Andries Pretorius

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Pretoria is named after the Voortrekker leader Andries Pretorius, and within South Africa sometimes called the "Jacaranda City" due to the thousands of jacaranda trees planted in its streets, parks and gardens. Pretoria was founded in 1855 by Marthinus Pretorius, a leader of the Voortrekkers, who named it after his father Andries Pretorius and chose a spot on the banks of the "Apies rivier" (Afrikaans for "Monkeys river") to be the new capital of the South African Republic (ZAR).
The large city of Pretoria, executive capital of South Africa, is named after him.

Transvaal (province)

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Between 1910 and 1994, the city was also the capital of the province of Transvaal.
Its capital was Pretoria, which was also the country's executive capital.

Council for Scientific and Industrial Research

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Pretoria has a reputation for being an academic city with three universities and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) located in its eastern suburbs.
It was established by an act of parliament in 1945 and is situated on its own campus in the city of Pretoria.

Pretoria Forts

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The Pretoria Forts were built for the defence of the city just prior to the Second Boer War.
The Pretoria Forts consists of four forts built by the government of the South African Republic (ZAR) just before the outbreak of the Second Anglo-Boer War around their capital of Pretoria.

Atteridgeville

Pretoria (Atteridgeville)
However, in the townships of Soshanguve and Atteridgeville black people make up close to all of the population.
Atteridgeville is a township located to the west of Pretoria, South Africa.

University of Pretoria

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Some of the notable structures in Pretoria include the late 19th century Palace of Justice, the early 20th century Union Buildings, the post-war Voortrekker Monument, the diverse buildings dotting the main campuses of both the University of Pretoria and the University of South Africa, traditional Cape Dutch style Mahlamba Ndlopfu (the President's House), the more modern Reserve Bank of South Africa (Office skyscraper) and the Telkom Lukas Rand Transmission Tower.
The University of Pretoria (Universiteit van Pretoria, Yunibesithi ya Pretoria) is a multi-campus public research university in Pretoria, the administrative and de facto capital of South Africa.

Voortrekker Monument

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Some of the notable structures in Pretoria include the late 19th century Palace of Justice, the early 20th century Union Buildings, the post-war Voortrekker Monument, the diverse buildings dotting the main campuses of both the University of Pretoria and the University of South Africa, traditional Cape Dutch style Mahlamba Ndlopfu (the President's House), the more modern Reserve Bank of South Africa (Office skyscraper) and the Telkom Lukas Rand Transmission Tower.
The Voortrekker Monument is located just south of Pretoria in South Africa.

Soshanguve

Pretoria (Soshanguve)
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. However, in the townships of Soshanguve and Atteridgeville black people make up close to all of the population.
Soshanguve is a township situated about 30 km north of Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa.

Union Buildings

Union Building
Some of the notable structures in Pretoria include the late 19th century Palace of Justice, the early 20th century Union Buildings, the post-war Voortrekker Monument, the diverse buildings dotting the main campuses of both the University of Pretoria and the University of South Africa, traditional Cape Dutch style Mahlamba Ndlopfu (the President's House), the more modern Reserve Bank of South Africa (Office skyscraper) and the Telkom Lukas Rand Transmission Tower.
The imposing buildings are located in Pretoria, atop Meintjieskop at the northern end of Arcadia, close to historic Church Square and the Voortrekker Monument.

Pretoria Convention

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The peace treaty which ended the war was signed in Pretoria on 3 August 1881 at the Pretoria Convention.
The treaty was signed in Pretoria on 3 August 1881, but was subject to ratification by the Volksraad within 3 months from the date of signature.

Melrose House

The city surrendered to British forces under Frederick Roberts on 5 June 1900 and the conflict was ended in Pretoria with the signing of the Peace of Vereeniging on 31 May 1902 at Melrose House. There is also the Transvaal Museum (the country's leading natural history museum, which although it has changed venues a number of times, has been around since 1892), the National Zoological Gardens of South Africa (or more colloquially known as the Pretoria Zoo), Melrose House Museum in Jacob Maré Street, the Pretoria Art Museum and the African Window Cultural History Museum.
Melrose House is a stately mansion and museum located on Burgers Park in Pretoria, South Africa.

List of Pretoria suburbs

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Despite the many corporate offices, small businesses, shops and government departments that are situated in Pretoria's sprawling suburbs, its Central Business District still retains its status as the traditional centre of government and commerce.
Pretoria suburbs are outlying areas of Pretoria, South Africa.

Laudium

Pretoria's Indians were ordered to move from Pretoria to Laudium on 6 June 1958.
Laudium is an Indian township (apartheid classification) southwest of central Pretoria, in the City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality.

Loftus Versfeld Stadium

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Other well-known structures and buildings include the Loftus Versfeld Stadium, The South African State Theatre and the Oliver Tambo building which is the Headquarters of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (which is a good example of neomodern architecture in South Africa).The Lukasrand Tower is located on Muckleneuk Hill in the Lukasrand suburb on the outskitrts of the central city and is a prominent landmark in the skyline.
Loftus Versfeld Stadium is a rugby and soccer stadium situated in the Arcadia suburb of Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa.

Pretoria City Hall

City Hall
The area contains a large amount of historical buildings, monuments and museums that include the Pretoria City Hall, Pretorius Square, Church Square (Along with its many historical buildings and statues) and the Ou Raadsaal.
Pretoria City Hall is a large building in Pretoria city centre, South Africa, which was built in 1931 and inaugurated in 1935 in order to celebrate the city-status of Pretoria obtained in 1931.

Pretoria Zoo

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There is also the Transvaal Museum (the country's leading natural history museum, which although it has changed venues a number of times, has been around since 1892), the National Zoological Gardens of South Africa (or more colloquially known as the Pretoria Zoo), Melrose House Museum in Jacob Maré Street, the Pretoria Art Museum and the African Window Cultural History Museum.
The National Zoological Gardens of South Africa (also informally known as The Pretoria Zoo) is an 85 ha zoo located in Pretoria, South Africa.

University of South Africa

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Some of the notable structures in Pretoria include the late 19th century Palace of Justice, the early 20th century Union Buildings, the post-war Voortrekker Monument, the diverse buildings dotting the main campuses of both the University of Pretoria and the University of South Africa, traditional Cape Dutch style Mahlamba Ndlopfu (the President's House), the more modern Reserve Bank of South Africa (Office skyscraper) and the Telkom Lukas Rand Transmission Tower.
Unisa's Muckleneuk Campus is located in Pretoria and is a major landmark of the capital city.

Union of South Africa

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The Boer Republics of the ZAR and the Orange River Colony were united with the Cape Colony and Natal Colony in 1910 to become the Union of South Africa.
Owing to disagreements over where the Union's capital should be, a compromise was reached in which every province would be dealt a share of the benefits of the capital: the administration would be seated in Pretoria (Transvaal), Parliament would be in Cape Town (Cape Province), the Appellate Division would be in Bloemfontein (Orange Free State).

Marthinus Wessel Pretorius

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Pretoria was founded in 1855 by Marthinus Pretorius, a leader of the Voortrekkers, who named it after his father Andries Pretorius and chose a spot on the banks of the "Apies rivier" (Afrikaans for "Monkeys river") to be the new capital of the South African Republic (ZAR).
In an endeavor to establish a new town, he bought two farms named Elandspoort and Daspoort between 1854 and 1855, on which he founded the city of Pretoria in 1855.