Gauteng is one of the provinces in the north-east of South Africa. 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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Johannesburg is a large metropolis and is South Africa's largest city.

Pretoria, the administrative capital of South Africa and part of City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality, is in Gauteng.

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


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

Ekurhuleni is the eastern part of the Gauteng province.

The West Rand is the western part of the Gauteng province of South Africa.

Sedibeng comprises the southern part of Gauteng and straddles the banks of the Vaal River at the border between Gauteng and the Free State.


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Other Names for Gauteng

  • Arabic:  خاوتينغ
  • Bulgarian:  Гаутенг
  • Chinese:  豪登省
  • Esperanto:  Ĥaŭtengo
  • Estonian:  Gautengi provints
  • Hakka Chinese:  Gauteng-sén
  • Hebrew:  חאוטנג
  • Japanese:  ハウテン州
  • Kazakh:  Гаутенг
  • Korean:  하우텡 주
  • Latin:  Chrysotopia
  • Latvian:  Hautena
  • Lithuanian:  Gautengas
  • Macedonian:  Гаутенг
  • Marathi:  ग्वाटेंग
  • Persian:  خاوتنگ
  • Romanian:  Provincia Gauteng
  • Russian:  Гаутенг
  • Serbian:  Хаутенг
  • Somali:  Gauteng Gobol
  • South Ndebele:  iGauteng
  • Southern Sotho:  Kgauteng
  • 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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