Soweto is a township of the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality in Gauteng, South Africa, bordering the city's mining belt in the south. Its name is an English syllabic abbreviation for South Western Townships.

Notable Places in the Area

is a multi-purpose stadium in Soweto, .

is one of the largest graveyards in . is situated 3 km south of Soweto. Photo: Steamhunter, CC BY-SA 3.0.

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Walter Sisulu Square, formally known as the , is located in the… is situated 3½ km east of Soweto. Photo: ExtrovertS, CC BY-SA 4.0.

Localities in the Area

is a formerly racially segregated Indian township south of Soweto in Gauteng Province, . is situated 7 km southwest of Soweto. Photo: WaseemLT, CC BY-SA 3.0.


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