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Port Elizabeth

noun
1.
a seaport in the SE Cape of Good Hope province, in the S Republic of South Africa.
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Port Elizabeth

noun
1.
a port in S South Africa, on Algoa Bay: motor-vehicle manufacture, fruit canning; resort. Pop: 237 502 (2001)
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port city, Eastern Cape province, southern South Africa. It lies on Algoa Bay of the Indian Ocean, its deepwater harbour enclosed by a breakwater. Port Elizabeth was established in 1820 as a British settlement around Fort Frederick (1799; the oldest British building in southern Africa) and was incorporated as a town in 1861. It was named by Sir Rufane Donkin, the acting governor of the Cape Colony, for his deceased wife, Lady Elizabeth. Port Elizabeth became a city in 1913, after completion of the Kimberley Railroad (1873) spurred development of the port

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