Pretoria is a city in the northern part of Gauteng Province, South Africa. It is one of the country’s three capital cities, serving as the executive (administrative) and de facto national capital; the others are Cape Town, the legislative capital, and Bloemfontein, the judicial capital. Pretoria itself is sometimes referred to as „Tshwane“ due to a long-running and controversial proposed change of name, which has, as of 2014, yet to be decided. Pretoria is named after the Voortrekker leader Andries Pretorius.Pretoria in South Africa is popularly known as The Jacaranda City due to the thousands of Jacaranda trees planted in its streets, parks and gardens.
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