Things you didn't know about Pretoria

  • Pretoria was first called Pretoriusdorp
  • Pretoria's main street, Church Street, is the longest urban street in South Africa and one of the longest straight streets in the world.
  • The Union Building house the office of the President of South Africa
  • Pretoria has the second largest number of embassies in the world after Washington, D.C.
  • The Voortrekker Monument is 40 metres high, with a base of 40 metres by 40 metres
  • Irene was founded by Alois Hugh Nellmapius and named it after his daughter, Irene Violet