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Interesting Facts about Johannesburg


Province: Gauteng

Country: South Africa

Johannesburg By The Numbers:

Population: 3.9 million

Elevation: 190 m / 623 ft

Average Annual Rainfall: 60 cm / 23.6 in

Average Annual Snowfall: 46 cm / 18 in

Average January Temperature: 26°C / 79°F

Average July Temperature: 17°C / 63°F

Quick Facts:

Major Industries: machine building, metalworking, oil refining, publishing, brewing

Electricity: 220 V, 50 Hz, three round prongs

Time Zone: GMT +2

Country Dialing Code: +27

Area Code: 11

Average hours of sunlight a day: 12 h

Amount of trees within city limits: over 10 million

Did You Know?

A cave in Johannesburg is the site where the discovery of the three and a half million year old Australopithecus africanus was found. It was among the oldest human skeletons ever uncovered.

Johannesburg is the birthplace of Kwaito, a form of music that is most favoured by South African youth. It consists of the rhythm and beats of House music combined with repetitive lyrics. Some say it is apolitical because of its catchy tunes, others say it is very political and therefore the most influental music of post-apartheid.

Things to See in Johannesburg

  1. Downtown
  2. Ridgeway
  3. Parktown
  4. Jeppestown
  5. Carlton Centre
  6. Apartheid Museum

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