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Heidelberg, Transvaal

HEIDELBERG, TRANSVAAL, a town and district of the Transvaal. The district is bounded S. by the Vaal river and includes the southeastern part of the Witwatersrand gold-fields. The town of Heidelberg is 42 m. S.E. of Johannesburg and 441 m. N.W. of Durban by rail. Pop. (1904), 3220, of whom 1837 were white. It was founded in 1865, is built on the slopes of the Rand at an elevation of 5029 ft., and is reputed the best sanatorium in the colony. It is the centre of the eastern Rand goldmines.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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