Home to the 2010 Football World Cup, Johannesburg is one of the world’s youngest cities and is located in South Africa. It is 58 km from Pretoria, the capital of the country.
On an average, Johannesburg receives around 12 hours of sunshine in a day. The average temperature is 25°C in summer and 17°C in winter. Nights are particularly chilly, so make sure to bring along a jacket. Also, watch out for rainstorms and the occasional hail.
Owing to a blend of diverse ethnicities, the people of Johannesburg have a very colourful culture. Johannesburg’s population is 3.2 million; the city is regarded as the continent’s most powerful commercial centre as well as the financial capital of South Africa. The city is one of the few metropolitan areas in the world that is not based next to a major sea or river.
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