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Province of South Africa
Motto: Unity in Diversity
Map showing the location of Gauteng in the north-central part of South Africa
Location of Gauteng in South Africa
Country  South Africa
Established 28 April 1994
 • Total 18,176 km2 (7,018 sq mi)
Area rank 9th in South Africa
Highest elevation 1,913 m (6,276 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 12,272,263
 • Estimate (2019) 15,176,115
 • Rank 1st in South Africa
 • Density 675.191/km2 (1,748.74/sq mi)
 • Density rank 1st in South Africa
Population groups
 • African 77.4%
 • White 15.6%
 • Coloured 3.5%
 • Indian or Asian 2.9%
 • Zulu 14.8%
 • English 13.3%
 • Afrikaans 12.4%
 • Southern Sotho 12.1%
 • Northern Sotho 11.6%
 • Tswana 11.1%
 • Xhosa 10.6%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code ZA-GT
HDI (2017) 0.735
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Gauteng (/xˈtɛŋ/ KHOW-teng; Tswana: Gauteng; Sotho: Gauteng ; Zulu: eGoli; Tsonga: Gauteng/eXilungwini; Ndebele, Xhosa: iRhawuti; Southern Ndebele: I-Gauteng; Venda: Gauteng) is a province of South Africa. It is the smallest by area, though it is also the most populous in the country. Its capital is Johannesburg, the largest city in South Africa. It also hosts South Africa's legislative capital, Pretoria.


The province borders the provinces of North West (west), the Free State (south), Limpopo (north), and Mpumalanga (east). It is the smallest province by area.

Coordinates: 26°S 28°E / 26°S 28°E / -26; 28

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