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Cape Town, with Table Mountain in the background, as viewed from Robben Island
Public DomainCape Town, with Table Mountain in the background, as viewed from Robben Island - Credit: Matthias Kniese
 Cape Town (population 827,000) is the second largest city in South Africa and the home of the National Parliament. It is the country’s most popular tourist destination as it is home to famous landmarks such as Table Mountain, Cape Point and the city harbour.

Cape Town was first mentioned by Bartholomeu Dias, a Portugese explorer, in 1486 and was developed by the Dutch East India Company as a supply station for its trading ships, making it the first permanent European settlement in South Africa. The late 19th century saw a rush of immigrants to Cape Town after the discovery of diamonds in the surrounding area, and it remains a very multicultural city.

Cape Town was home to many leaders of the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa and it was here that Nelson Mandela made his famous speech in 1990 to mark the end of his imprisonment and the segregation.

Cape Town waterfront
GNU Free Documentation LicenseCape Town waterfront - Credit: Andres Tusche