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Full nameSoweto
CountrySouth Africa
Metropolitan municipalityCity of Johannesburg
Total Area57.9 sq mi (150 km2)
Total Population1300000 (2008)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneSouth Africa Standard Time (UTC+2)

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Soweto is a lower-class-populated urban area of the city of Johannesburg in Gauteng, South Africa, bordering the city's mining belt in the south. Its name is an English syllabic abbreviation for 'South Western Townships. Formerly a separate municipality, it is now incorporated in the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality, Suburbs of Johannesburg.

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