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HEIDELBERG

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Originally appearing in Volume V13, Page 211 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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HEIDELBERG, a town and district of the Transvaal. The district is bounded S. by the Vaal river and includes the south-eastern 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 gold-mines.
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