Cape Town is a beautiful city located on the southeastern coast of South Africa. It is one of South Africa's major ports and industrial centers, is the legislative capital of South Africa and capital of the province, Western Cape. Not only is Cape Town productive, it also is known for tourism. The people there are friendly and enjoy life. Children enjoy the same games that kids in the United States play. The climate is warm and sunny matching the overall personality of the people.
Cape Town was founded in 1652 by Jan van Riebeeck, who made the city a supply base for the Dutch, East India Company, and is the oldest city of European origin in South Africa. In the 18th and early 19th centuries, before the building of the Suez Canal, Cape Town was a major station of ship provisioning. The city became the capital of the British, Cape Colony in the year 1814 and was made the capital of the Union of South Africa.
Cape Town has often been called the Rainbow City because of the mix of cultures. In spite of the rough past, Cape Town is now a peaceful city. For years, the city was hostily segregated. Neutrality between all the cultures has been found and new kindness rules the city. The population is made up mostly of people with mixed backgrounds, blacks, and whites. Cape Town's population in 1991 was 854,616. Children enjoy playing some of the same games as in the United States. At the Nico Theater, visitors and residents see operas, ballets, plays, and concerts.
Cape Town is the capital of the Cape of Good Hope province and is the second largest city in the country. Excellent docks and harbors make the city an important shipping and trading center on the southwest coast of Africa.