The Witwatersrand is a chain of Colline S relatively high (1800 meters) in the area of Johannesburg in South Africa. This word in Afrikaans means “the peak of white water”. It forms the watershed leaving towards the North-East and the Indian Ocean, and water running out towards the west and the Atlantic Ocean. One observes also a climatic demarcation, since the suburbs north of Johannesburg are sprinkled, and the southern suburbs are drier even arid. Commonly called the “Rand”, it produced in 1913 40% of all the Or extracts in the world. It extends on 280 km length for a width from 3,6 km by places.
Witwatersrand is also the other name often used to describe the Agglomération of Johannesburg, which extends over the entire length from the extract range from gold (it is also one of the largest world gold layers), since Randfontein and Carletonville in the west, until Springs in the east. It includes the vast urban areas of the Rand of the Is and of the Western, and Soweto.
The Université of Witwatersrand is located at Johannesburg.
Witwatersrand constitutes part of the province of Gauteng.
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