Cape Town - Wikipedia
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Cape Town (Afrikaans, Kaapstad), is one of South Africa’s three capital cities and serves as the seat for the Parliament of South Africa. It is also the country's administrative capital Pretoria and the judicial capital Bloemfontein. It is the second-largest and oldest city in the country after Johannesburg. It is also known as the Mother City , and it is located in the Western Cape province. Cape Town is home to the Parliament of South Africa.  The two other capitals are in Gauteng (in Pretoria), the executive capital where the Presidency is based, and in the Free State, in Bloemfontein (the judicial capital where the Supreme Court of Appeal can be found). 
Globalization and World Cities Research Network has ranked Cape Town as a Beta World City.  The city's harbour is well-known, as well as its natural setting in Cape Floristic Region and landmarks like Table Mountain and Cape Point. 66% of the Western Cape population resides in Cape Town.  Cape Town was named by The New York Times as the most desirable place to visit in 2014 by The Daily Telegraph. 
It is located on Table Bay in Cape Town and is the oldest urban area of the Western Cape. The Dutch East India Company (VOC), which developed it as a supply point for Dutch ships sailing to East Africa, India and the Far East, established it. Jan van Riebeeck arrived in South Africa on April 6, 1652 to establish the VOC Cape Colony. This was the first permanent European settlement. Cape Town has become the cultural and economic center of the Cape Colony, having outlived its original purpose of being the Castle of Good Hope's first European outpost. Cape Town was South Africa's largest city until the Witwatersrand Gold Rush, and the development Johannesburg.