follow Dictionary.com

What does Boxing Day have to do with boxing?

Vereeniging

[fuh-rey-nuh-khuh ng] /fəˈreɪ nə xəŋ/
noun
1.
a city in the S Transvaal, in NE Republic of South Africa, S of Johannesburg.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for Vereeniging

Vereeniging

/fəˈriːnɪhɪŋ; və-/
noun
1.
a city in E South Africa: scene of the signing (1902) of the treaty ending the Boer War. Pop: 79 630 (2001)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Encyclopedia Article for Vereeniging

town, Gauteng province, South Africa. It lies along the Vaal River, south of Johannesburg, at the Free State border. Its name, which is an Afrikaans word meaning "association," refers to the coal-mining association that owned the town when it was founded in 1892. Peace negotiations to end the South African War took place there in 1902, and the resulting treaty was named after the town. The community was incorporated as a town in 1912. Vereeniging's access to abundant coal and water from the Vaal River has enabled it to become one of South Africa's main heavy industrial centres, with plants manufacturing assorted iron and steel products, glass, and bricks and tiles. Large local thermal power stations transmit electricity through the national grid. Demonstrations in 1960 denouncing pass laws at the nearby township of Sharpeville led to the shooting deaths of at least 67 blacks. Pop. (2001) 79,630.

Learn more about Vereeniging with a free trial on Britannica.com
Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for Vereeniging

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for Vereeniging

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for vereeniging