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.    Location
Gauteng, South Africa
·    Dialing code
South Africa: +27   
Johannesburg: 11
All local numbers dialed from within the city should be preceded with the area code.
·    Emergency numbers
All Query Hotline (Johannesburg Connect): 011 375-5555
Emergency Services: 011 375-5911

Johannesburg International Airport    011 921 6262
Directory inquiries
Local numbers    1023

International numbers    1903

Any Emergency    107

Ambulance    10177

Automobile Association Rescue    080 001 0101

Johannesburg Central    011 375-5911

Flying Squad - Police    10111

National Tourism Information and Safety Line 083 113 2345

·    Population
The total population of Johannesburg is around 3.2 million.
·    Languages
The primary language spoken in the city is English. However, a number of African languages as well as certain Asian languages are also spoken by the residents.
·    Average January temperatures
High: 25 °C
Low: 16 °C
·    Average July temperatures
High: 16°C
Low: 6°C
·    Annual rainfall
720mm or 28.8inches
·    Electricity
         220/230V, 50Hz

·    Currency
·    Rand

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