Limpopo

Limpopo

[lim-poh-poh]
noun
a river in S Africa, flowing from the N Republic of South Africa, through S Mozambique into the Indian Ocean. 1000 miles (1600 km) long.
Also called Crocodile River.
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Limpopo (lɪmˈpəʊpəʊ)
 
n
1.  Former name (1994--2002): Northern Province a province of NE South Africa, comprising the N part of the former province of Transvaal: agriculture and service industries. Capital: Polokwane (formerly Pietersburg). Pop: 5 511 962 (2004 est). Area: 123 910 sq km (47 842 sq miles)
2.  a river in SE Africa, rising in E South Africa and flowing northeast, then southeast as the border between South Africa and Zimbabwe and through Mozambique to the Indian Ocean. Length: 1770 km (1100 miles)

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limpopo

province, northeastern South Africa. The northernmost South African province, it is bounded by Zimbabwe to the north; Mozambique to the east; the provinces of Mpumalanga, Gauteng, and North-West to the south; and Botswana to the west and northwest. Limpopo (known as Northern in 1994-2002) was created out of part of Transvaal province in 1994. Polokwane is the provincial capital

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