Carletonville

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Carletonville
Carletonville is located in South Africa
Carletonville
Carletonville
 Carletonville shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 26°21′29″S 27°23′53″E / 26.35806°S 27.39806°E / -26.35806; 27.39806Coordinates: 26°21′29″S 27°23′53″E / 26.35806°S 27.39806°E / -26.35806; 27.39806
Country South Africa
Province Gauteng
District West Rand
Municipality Merafong City
Established 1960
Area[1]
 • Total 35.14 km2 (13.57 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 23,000
 • Density 650/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 70.1%
 • Coloured 0.9%
 • Indian/Asian 1.3%
 • White 27.4%
 • Other 0.4%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Afrikaans 24.9%
 • Xhosa 19.8%
 • Tswana 13.2%
 • Sotho 13.2%
 • Other 28.9%
Postal code (street) 2499
PO box 2500
Area code 018

Carletonville is a gold-mining town in western Gauteng, South Africa. It is one of the richest gold-producing areas in the world. At 3,749 m, Western Deep Levels is one of the world's deepest mines.

Developed by various mining companies from 1937 onwards, the town – which was named after the long-serving mining director of Consolidated Gold Fields, Guy Carleton Jones – was not officially incorporated until 1959.

The Elandskraal mine, site of a 3 October 2007 collapse, is located in Carletonville.

Carletonville is currently part of the Merafong City Local Municipality.

Famous people from Carletonville[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Carletonville". Census 2011. 

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