Meaning of Kimberley in English:


Pronunciation /ˈkɪmbəli/

proper noun

  • 1A city in South Africa, the capital of Northern Cape; population 183,000 (est. 2009). It has been a diamond-mining centre since the early 1870s.


    Named after the 1st Earl of Kimberley, a British Colonial Secretary.

  • 2also the KimberleysA plateau region in the far north of Western Australia. It was the scene of a gold rush in 1885.