South Africa


City of Gold

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Johannesburg is South Africa`s largest city and the financial centre of the nation. The city centre is dominated by skyscrapers and yet its concrete heart is girded by a green-belt of residential areas, parks and nature reserves. The city owes its existence to the gold mining industry after the world`s richest gold vein was discovered beneath the Witwatersrand. The city became known as the City of Gold, and is one of the world`s leading producers of gold. Johannesburg has a wealth of theaters and venues for the performing arts, museums and galleries. The city has many cafès, bars, excellent restaurants, and a vibrant nightlife scene. 

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