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South Africa World Cup 2010 stadiums


Next year the football world cup will be held in South Africa, the stadiums are almost finished and as I am a football fan I love to see the stadiums that are going to be used in the World Cup, so I made a list with all the stadiums telling you in what city they are, capacity and interesting facts about the cities.


Cape Town

At the foot of iconic Table Mountain, is a cosmopolitan city with beautiful natural surrounds.

Stadium: Green Poit Stadium




Facts
Cape Town, the city's name is derived from its association with the Cape of Good Hope., it is located in the Western Cape province. It´s population is of 1,3 million people.
The city is located on either side of a mountain ridge on the Cape Peninsula and low-lying flat areas at sea level.
Cape Town has a Mediterranean climate with winter rainfall and temperatures around 18°C. Summer time is generally warm with temperatures in the range of 25-27°C.
The key Economic Sectors are Tourism, Agriculture, Manufacturing.

Cape Town has five Professional Football Clubs: Ajax Cape Town, Santos (Premier) Hanover Park, Ikapa Sporting, FC Cape Town (1st Division)

Durban

The city's "golden mile", a four kilometre stretch of beaches, restaurants and promenades, holds pride of place in culturally varied Durban.

Stadium:Durban Stadium




Facts
Durban is located un the KwaZulu-Natal province, with a population of three millon people. The city is located on a huge natural lagoon that forms its harbour with a range of hills inland that are the remains of fossilized sand-dunes.
It´s climate is sub-tropical, mild and sunny winters, hot and humid summers. Average temperatures are around 16 to 25° C year round.
The Key Economic Sectors are Tourism, transport, agriculture, manufacturing
Durban has six Football Clubs: Amazulu, Golden Arrows, Thanda Royal Zulu, Maritzburg United (Premier) Durban Stars, Nathi Lions (1st Division)

Johannesburg
The city is a financial Juggernaut on the African continent. Pulsating with energy and drive, Johannesburg is a hub of culture and excitement.

Stadiums: Ellis Park Stadium and Soccer City



Facts
Johannesburg, also referred to as Jozi, Joburg or Egoli (place of Gold)is located in the Gauteng Province and has a population of 3,2 million people. It is located on the eastern high-lying plateau in South Africa referred to as the Highveld.
It´s climate is dry with winter temperatures ranging from 24°-16°C. Summer is temperate with temperatures exceeding 30°C and afternoon thundershowers.
Johannesburg´s key Economic Sectors are retail, Finance
The Professional Football Clubs that are from Johannesburg are: Bidvest Wits, Kaizer Chiefs, Moroka Swallows Orlando Pirates (Premier) FC AK, Jomo Cosmos (1st Division)

Mangaung / Bloemfontein

Mangaung / Bloemfontein's open spaces reflect the openness of its people - friendly, warm and quietly dignified.

Stadium: Free State Stadium




Facts

Mangaung / Bloemfontein is located in the Free State province, and has a population of 850 000 people. The city is located in central South Africa on the Free State Plateau. The landscape is accentuated by grassland plains and low hills.
It´s climate is dry winters, from May to August with temperatures around 17° C in the day and reaching -2° C at night. Summer ranges from October to February and city is much warmer, around 30° C during the day and cloud bursts in the afternoon.
The Key Economic Sectors are Trade, Finance and Transport.
Three Professional Football Clubs are in Mangaung / Bloemfontein: Bloemfontein Celtic, Free State Stars (Premier League) Carara Kicks (1st Division)

Nelson Mandela Bay/Port Elizabeth

Nelson Mandela Bay/Port Elizabeth has a 40 kilometre stretch of immaculate beaches in a protected bay.

Stadium: Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium




Facts

Nelson Mandela Bay/Port Elizabeth is located in the Eastern Cape province, with a population of 1 millon people. The city is nestled in the shelter of Algoa Bay.
The Climate is Sub-tropical with winter rainfall. The city has mild temperatures ranging from 20° to 9°C during winter, and 25° to 17°C during summer.
The Key Economic Sectors are Motor Industry and Tourism.
The city has two Professional Football Clubs: Bay United, OR Tambo Cosmos (First Division)

Nelspruit

Surrounded by some of the country's most spectacular game reserves and the famous Kruger National Park, Nelspruit offers more than just a world-class football stadium. Nelspruit is the capital of Mpumalanga Province

Stadium: Mbombela Stadium



Facts
Nelspruit, the city's name has Dutch origins and means Nel's stream. It is located in the Mpumalanga province, with a population of 21 thousand people. Located on a low-lying plateau, known as the Lowveld, in the fertile Crocodile River valley in the north eastern part of South Africa.
It´s climate is Sub-tropical with temperatures around 23°C during winter and warming up to 29°C during summer.
The Key Economic Sectors are Agriculture and Mining.
Football Clubs: Mpumalanga Black Aces, Witbank Spurs (1st Division)

Polokwane

Polokwane is often described as a vibrant, busy and colourful wonderland in a sea of grasslands, surrounded by scenic mountains.

Stadium: Peter Mokaba Stadium




Facts
Polokwane, place of safety, is located in the Limpopo province. It has a population of 500 thounsand people. The city is 60 kilometers south of the Tropic of Capricorn. The landscape is mainly grassland interspersed with rocky granite hills, referred to as 'koppies' in South African English.
It´s climate is Tropical climate with winter temperatures 20°- 4° Centigrade and summer temperatures between 28-16° Centigrade.
The Key Economic Sectors are Agriculture, mining and manufacturing.
Professional Football Clubs: Black Leopards, Dynamos, Winners Park (1st Division)

Rustenburg
In the heart of the savannah bushveld is the city of Rustenburg, brimming with natural beauty at the foot of the Magaliesburg Mountains.

Stadium: Royal Bafokeng Stadium



Facts
Rustenburg. The city's name originates from Dutch and it is located in the North West province with a population of 395 539. Located on the Highveld Plateau with low mountains and grasslands in the north western part of South Africa.
It´s climate is sub-tropical with temperatures around 16°C during winter and 31°C during summer. The climate is generally ideal for year round outdoor activities.
Key Economic Sectors: Mining, Agriculture
Professional Football Clubs: Platinum Stars (Premier)

Tshwane/Pretoria

Tshwane/Pretoria's rich and colourful heritage makes the city come alive with a unique blend of new and old.

Stadium: Loftus Versfeld Stadium



Facts
Tshwane/Pretoria is located in the Gauteng Province, with a population of 2,2 million. Situated between rocky ridges in the north eastern part of the country. The city is in the transitional area between tropical savannah (Bushveld) and the Highveld plateau.
The Climate is Dry winters with temperatures averaging 20 °C during the day, dropping to about 5 °C at night. Hot summers with occasional thunderstorms, daytime average temperatures 25 to 30 °C.
The Key Economic Sectors: Services, Commerce, Industry
Professional Football Clubs: Mamelodi Sundowns, Supersport United (Premier) Pretoria University (1st Division)

2 comments:

  1. I really want to go to South Africa! Your description of Cape Town is very similar to what I've heard about it as well. It sound surreal beautiful!

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