Cape Town

geographical name
\ ˈkāp-ˌtau̇n How to pronounce Cape Town (audio) \

Definition of Cape Town

city, port on Table Bay, and legislative capital of the Republic of South Africa population 3,740,026

Note: Cape Town was the capital of the former province named Cape of Good Hope.

Other Words from Cape Town

Capetonian \ kāp-​ˈtō-​nē-​ən How to pronounce Capetonian (audio) \ noun

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“Cape Town.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cape%20Town. Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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