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Pretoria



Introduction of Pretoria
Industrial city, and administrative capital of SouthAfrica, 34 mi N of Johannesburg. It was visited inc. 1840 by Boer immigrants during the Great Trek. Itwas founded in 1855 by a Boer leader, Andries Pretorius,whose son became the first president of theSouth African Republic. The city was made therepublic's first capital in 1860. Occupied by Britishtroops during the Boer War, it was the scene of thepeace treaty that ended it on May 31, 1902. It waschosen as the administrative capital of the newlyformed Union of South Africa in 1910. S. J. P. Kruger,president from 1883 to 1900, lived and was buriedhere. In 1994 Pretoria, now officially Tshwane,was included in the newly formed Gauteng Province.Industrial city, and administrative capital of SouthAfrica, 34 mi N of Johannesburg. It was visited inc. 1840 by Boer immigrants during the Great Trek. Itwas founded in 1855 by a Boer leader, Andries Pretorius,whose son became the first president of theSouth African Republic. The city was made therepublic's first capital in 1860. Occupied by Britishtroops during the Boer War, it was the scene of thepeace treaty that ended it on May 31, 1902. It waschosen as the administrative capital of the newlyformed Union of South Africa in 1910. S. J. P. Kruger,president from 1883 to 1900, lived and was buriedhere. In 1994 Pretoria, now officially Tshwane,was included in the newly formed Gauteng Province.

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