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2. General Information Introduction Geography Cityscape Climate Economy Communication & Media Sports & Stadiums Transportation Education Museums in Johannesburg 3. Country South Africa Province Gauteng Established 1886 Mayor Amos Mason do Area - City 1,644.96 km2 Population(2007) City 3,888,180 Time zone SAST (UTC+2) Area code 011 4. Johannesburg also known as Jozi or Jo'burg , is the largest city in South Africa. Johannesburg is the provincial capital of Gauteng, the wealthiest province in South Africa. It is linked with several metropolitan areas & abbreviated as JHB. The city is the source of a large-scale gold and diamond trade & hence known as the city of Gold. 5. Johannesburg is located in the eastern plateau area of South Africa known as the Highveld, at an elevation of 1,753 meters (5,751 ft). Area of the City is 1,644.96 km2(635.1sqmi) The city is the source of a large-scale gold and diamond trade, due to its location on the mineral-rich Witwatersrand range of hills. 6. City Scape Johannesburg is one of the most modern and prosperous cities in South Africa. It is the hub of commercial, financial, industrial, and mining undertakings of South Africa. Johannesburg is part of a larger urban region. It is closely linked with several other metropolitan areas. 7. Views Of Johannesburg 8. Climate Johannesburg city enjoys a dry, sunny climate. Temperatures in Johannesburg are usually fairly mild due to the city's high altitude. Max. temp 25.6 C (78.1 F) Min. temp 4.1 C (39.4 F) Johannesburg has over ten million trees and it is now the biggest man-made forest in the world, followed by Graskop in Mpumalanga. 9. Religion % of total Christianity 79.8 % Islam 1.5 % Hinduism 1.2 % Judaism 0.2 % Other beliefs 0.6 % No religion 15 % Undetermined 1.4 % 10. Johannesburg offers visitors a rich array of events and festivals throughout the year that highlight its unique cultural identity and history. FNB Dance Umbrella RAND SHOW Jozi Adventure Challenge Series Newtown Diwali Festival Jazz Festival Arts Alive Festival Oppikoppi Easter MUSIC Festival Sasol Scifest National Arts Festival Christmas in Johannesburg is one of the much awaited festivals in Johannesburg. 11. JAZZ FESTIVAL 12. Parks and gardens in Johannesburg are maintained by Johannesburg City Parks. Johannesburg Botanical Garden Pioneer Park James & Ethel Gray Park River Park Rose Park Saxonwold Gold reef city 13. View of Johannesburg Parks 14. Johannesburg is one of the world's leading financial centers and it is the economic and financial hub of South Africa, producing 16% of South Africa's gross domestic product. In a 2007 survey, Johannesburg ranked 47 out of 50 top cities in the world as a worldwide centre of commerce (the only city in Africa). It includes heavy industries like steel & cement plants. Johannesburg has Africa's largest stock exchange, the JSE. 15. The Rand is the currency of South Africa. The Rand has the symbol "R" and is subdivided into 100 cents. 1 Rand = 12 rupees 16. The city is home to several media groups which own a number of newspaper and magazine titles. Beeld is a leading Afrikaans newspaper while the City Press is a Sunday newspaper. Radio stations YFM Metro FM Talk Radio 702 Highveld Stereo Classic FM. 17. Johannesburg has 4 Major Cellular Telecommunications operators. Vodacom MTN Group Cell C Virgin Mobile The city has two television towers. The Hillbrow Tower and the Sentech Tower 18. Following are the main Theatres of Johannesburg. The Market Theatre complex The Johannesburg Civic Theatre It is South Africa's foremost "receiving house" of live entertainment presenting world class theatre, both local and international. 19. Sports Johannesburg's most popular sports by participation are association football, cricket, rugby union , horse racing and Running. The city has several football clubs such as the Premier Soccer League (PSL) and the National First Division Several large scale league and cup games are played at Soccer city stadium the venue of the 2010 FIFA World Cup final. 20. Scorer City Stadium 21. In cricket, the Highveld Lions represents Johannesburg. Wanderers Stadium which was the venue for the 2003 Cricket World Cup Final in which Australia successfully defended their title. Johannesburg also hosted matches for the final of the ICC World Twenty20, in which India beat Pakistan in the final. 22. Wanderers Stadium 23. Following are the names of famous shopping mall in Johannesburg. Hyde Park Corner Estage mall Montecasino mall Fourwayssmall mall Bright water comman mall Sandton central mall 24. Transport is carried out in Johannesburg by several ways. Johannesburg is served by Oliver Reginald Tambo International Airport for both domestic and international flights. Other airports include Rand Airport, Grand Central Airport, and Lanseria 25. FREE WAYS Ground transportation has been the most important method of transporting people and goods in and out of the city One of Africa's most famous "beltways" or ring roads is the Johannesburg Ring Road. TownTransport is also carried by buses & trains . 26. Johannesburg has a well-developed higher education system of both private and public universities University of the Witwatersrand University of Johannesburg Monash University Johannesburg also has one of several film schools in the country, one of which has won an Academy Award for Best Foreign Student Film in 2006. There are numerous primary and high schools in the region. 27. Educational Institutions Witwatersrand university 28. The Following is a list of the museums in Johannesburg. Adler Museum of Medicine Apartheid museum Constitution Hill Hector Peterson Museum James Hall Transport Museum Johannesburg Art Gallery Origins Centre Museum 29. Pics Of Museum 30. Apart from the gorgeous weather, spectacular geography and fantastic people, South Africa also has 12 public holidays. 1 January NewYear's Day. 21 March Human Rights Day. 21 March GoodWell Day. 24 March Family Day. 27 April Freedom Day. 28 April Public holiday. 1 May Workers Day. 2 May School holiday. 16 June Youth Day. 9 August NationalWomen's Day. 25 December Christmas Day . 26 December Day of Goodwill. 31. Nelson Mandela (Ex. President Of South Africa)Dr. Nthato Motlana (Businessman, Politician ). Helen Zille (Journalist and Anti- Partheid activist) Greg Albertyn (Motocross Racer)Brendan Venter (Rugby Union Player),Joannette Kruger (Tennis Player)Hugh Baiocchi (Golfer) 32. The famous people of Johannesburg including a number of politicians, economists, businessman, academicians, musicians and artists have contributed towards the development of the city with their immense talent and skill. 33. Johannesburg isacityofastonishingcontrasts where wealthand povertylivesidebyside:Johannesburgisthe dynamicheartof this turbulent country Johannesburg, 'thecityofgold'isbyfarthelargestcityinSouth Africa. ithaswealth,energyandabeautifulclimate.Johannesburg haslotstooffer. Ithasasuperbclimate,excellentinfrastructure,worldclasshotels, superbrestaurantsandshoppingmalls&fascinatingmuseums. JohannesburgisAfrica'smostdynamicandwelldevelopcity. 34. This presentation has been downloaded from My Perception


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