Gauteng is one of the provinces in the north-east of . The word "Gauteng" is a Sesotho phrase meaning "Place of gold", referencing to the thriving gold industry following the 1886 discovery of gold in Johannesburg.

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is a large metropolis and 's largest city.

, the administrative capital of and part of City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality, is in .

OR Tambo International Airport is located in , about 20 km east of downtown and serves as the major sub-Saharan hub.

is an affluent suburb and business centre in .


is the metro area that includes , and other nearby areas.

is the eastern part of the province. is the major airport of and has flights to many destinations on all continents.

The is the western part of the province of .

comprises the southern part of and straddles the banks of the Vaal River at the border between and the .


Other Names for Gauteng

  • Arabic: خاوتينغ
  • Bulgarian: Гаутенг
  • Chinese: 豪登省
  • Esperanto: Ĥaŭtengo
  • Estonian: Gautengi provints
  • French: Gauteng
  • German: Gauteng
  • Hakka Chinese: Gauteng-sén
  • Hebrew: חאוטנג
  • Italian: Gauteng
  • Japanese: ハウテン州
  • Kazakh: Гаутенг
  • Korean: 하우텡 주
  • Latin: Chrysotopia
  • Latvian: Hautena
  • Lithuanian: Gautengas
  • Macedonian: Гаутенг
  • Marathi: ग्वाटेंग
  • Persian: خاوتنگ
  • Portuguese: Gauteng
  • Romanian: Provincia Gauteng
  • Russian: Гаутенг
  • Serbian: Хаутенг
  • Somali: Gauteng Gobol
  • South Ndebele: iGauteng
  • Southern Sotho: Kgauteng
  • Spanish: Provincia de Gauteng
  • Ukrainian: Ґаутенг
  • Urdu: گاؤتنگ
  • Volapük: Kautiän
  • Western Panjabi: گاؤتنگ
  • Xhosa: IPhondo yaRhawuti
  • Zulu: IGauteng
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  • Province of Pretoria-Witwatersrand-Vereeniging
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