CAPE TOWN

Population: 3.77 Million

Cape Town is dominated by the world famous Table Mountain, but is just as well known for its beautiful coastline and world renowned wine region.

Despite being named the ‘Smartest City in Africa’, Cape Town is not one to rest on its’ laurels, moving beyond e-government initiatives such as public WIFI, centralized data portals and smart-grid technologies and focusing on providing the .capetown TLD to its residents. The .capetown TLD saw immediate adoption with residents and businesses alike as they seek to identify with or market to the people of Cape Town. Developments such as waterfront.capetown and canalwalk.capetown have embraced the initiative and more continue to follow.

“The .capetown domain will help boost South Africa’s tourism development strategy, promote talent and create new revenue streams.” – ZA Central Registry via ICANN Application

Famous For:

  • Table Mountain
  • Cape Peninsula
  • Cape Floral Kingdom
  • Vineyards and wine

Random Facts:

  • It is known as many other names including Cape of Storms, Cape of Good Hope, Mother City and Tavern of the Seas
  • You can find Africa’s only penguin species in Cape Town, the Jackass Penguin
  • The world’s first heart transplant took place in Cape Town by Dr Christiaan Barnard

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