Johannesburg is the provincial capital of the Gauteng Province. The city is located approximately 550 kilometers south of the country's northern most part of South Africa and 1.400 kilometers north of the southernmost tip. The City is far inland from the coast (the nearest major harbor, Durban, is 600 kilometers south-east). The City stretches over an area of 1.644 square kilometers. South Africa is a medium-sized country, with a total land area of 1.219.090 square kilometers. It measures 1.600km from north to south, and roughly the same from east to west.
The Gauteng province
The province of Gauteng is one of the nine provinces that divide South Africa and the wealthiest province in the country, having the largest economy of any metropolitan region in Sub-Saharan Africa. The city is one of the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the world, and is also the world's largest city not situated on a river, lake, or coastline.
The Gauteng province is a highly urbanized region, and the largest region, the vast, arid and empty Northern Cape, takes up almost a third of South Africa's total land area. South Africa is a nation of diversity with a variety of cultures, languages and religious beliefs. With only 1.4% of South Africa's land area, the tiny province of Gauteng punches way above its weight, contributing more than 33% to the national economy and a phenomenal 10% to the GDP of the entire African continent.
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