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Kimberley, Northern Cape

Administration
Full nameKimberley
Official nameKimberley
CountrySouth Africa South Africa
ProvinceNorthern Cape
District MunicipalityFrances Baard
Local MunicipalitySol Plaatje
Established1873-07-05
Geography
Elevation3884 ft (1183.8 m)
Demography
Total Population167000
Other information
Time zoneSAST (UTC+2)
Postal Code8300
Area code053

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Kimberley is a city in South Africa, and the capital of the Northern Cape. It is located near the confluence of the Vaal and Orange Rivers. The town has considerable historical significance due its diamond mining past and siege during the Second Boer War. Notable personalities such as Cecil Rhodes made their fortune here and the roots of the De Beers corporation can also be traced to the early days of the mining town.


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