Republic of South Africa

South Africa has three capitals: Pretoria, Bloemfontein, and Cape Town.

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  • Pretoria, which owes its name to Andries Pretorius, a Boer leader who played a key role in the creation of South Africa, is sometimes called "Jacaranda City" because of the thousands of jacaranda trees planted along its streets, parks, and gardens. The city is the seat of the executive power, and all foreign embassies in South Africa are also located here.
  • Bloemfontein, also known as Bloem and the "city of roses", is South Africa's seventh largest city. It is the seat of the country's judiciary - the judicial capital of South Africa, where the Supreme Court of Appeal is located. The city hosts an annual rose festival.
  • Cape Town - is the oldest and second-largest city in South Africa, after Johannesburg. The legislative authority - the Parliament of the Republic of South Africa - has its seat here. The city is famous for its port along some of the world's busiest trade routes, as well as for landmarks such as Table Mountain (flat-topped) and Cape Point, a promontory on the southeastern tip of the Cape Peninsula.