Thursday, February 18, 2010

Pretoria, South Africa

Pretoria is South Africa's administrative capital, political, economic and cultural center, the provincial capital of Transvaal. The city area of 600 square kilometers, about 80 million people are black or white half of each. In 1910 to become South Africa's administrative capital, the "garden city".
Pretoria is located in the northeast plateau, Johannesburg North, only 40 minutes away by car. Here is also a transport hub of South Africa, the southern hemisphere air traffic only way. The city area of 600 square kilometers, the population of whites, blacks account for half. It is South Africa's political decision-making center and the administrative capital, has a considerable influence. Money in downtown Johannesburg, where there may be Nazuo great weight, but in Pretoria, the city is better than all the power.
Pretoria was built in 1855, city name is based on the Battle of Blood River Boer hero Andries Pretorius (Andries Pretorius) set the name of his son Pretoriux (MW Pretoriux) is the builder of the city of Pretoria. The statue of father and son standing before the solemn City Hall. Many nineteenth century Afrikaner people's story took place here.
Pretoria is entirely a Europeanization of the city, the streets are almost always white. Bustling market, street cleaning, beautiful scenery, flowers and trees flourishing, there is a "garden city". Of the city streets has also planted a number of Bignoniaceae, it has the name "Bignoniaceae City." October to November each year, flowers are in bloom, covered with the whole market, to be held throughout the city this week-long celebrations.
Church Square, the center stands a statue of Paul Kruger, he was the first President of the Republic of South Africa. Well-known length of 18.64 kilometers Church Street, one of the world's longest street. The magnificent Federal Building, is the seat of the central government. Was built in 1949 to pioneer monument stands in the southern outskirts of a small hill, which is to commemorate the history of South Africa's famous "ox-cart parade," the great national migration and built. 19th century 30's, Boers squeezed in the British colonial rulers, the crowds from the north, south, South Africa, the transfer of three-year-old movement to be here.
Pretoria are many parks in the city, of which the National Zoo's most famous park, Culture and Ning. The outskirts of Fountain Valley, Wang De Bumu nature reserves and wildlife sanctuaries are also tourist attractions.
Some people look at Pretoria as a boring city, recreational facilities are limited, very little nightlife, so that is unfair. Pretoria today, the nature of internationalization is becoming increasingly clear that the bright lights of the night even more charming.
City Center a church, the square, the National Museum, Parliament House, government agencies, federal buildings, courts, the National Museum of History, open-air museums, banks. Wittwer Wits outskirts of industrial and mining of mineral mining center, the distribution of many factories in the western suburbs and northern suburbs. Here is also a transport hub of South Africa, the southern hemisphere air traffic only way. Than the City has the University of Pretoria, University of South Africa and many other colleges and universities.

Attractions list: the church square, supreme court, the old South African Federal Council Chamber and City Hall, Transvaal Museum, Pretoria Art Museum, Paul Kruger's home, Voltke pioneer monument, the National Zoo and aquarium.

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