2013-06-25 14:31
Kimberly is well known for its diamond mining history and is home to the iconic ‘Big Hole’ or Kimberly Mine. Due to its mineral wealth in the late 19th century the city was established as an initial hub of industrialisation.

Today Kimberly promotes itself as the ‘City that Sparkles’ and sports a host of museums, nature reserves, and game farms. Mining and agriculture are the predominant commercial sectors of the region.

Kimberley has a population of approximately 250 000. Kimberley Airport provides flight services to the region.

The city’s landscape is relatively flat with mining ‘hills’ generated by more than a century of diamond mining. It lies at an elevation of approximately 1 230m above sea level and weather is characterised by hot wet summers and mild dry winters.

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