Goodwood, Cape Town
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|Municipality||City of Cape Town|
|• Total||17.94 km2 (6.93 sq mi)|
|• Density||2,800/km2 (7,300/sq mi)|
|Racial makeup (2011)|
|• Black African||17.9%|
|First languages (2011)|
|Postal code (street)||7460|
The town was established in 1905 and named after Goodwood Racecourse in England as the founders intended to make it a racing centre. A course was actually constructed, but after only one meeting it was abandoned.
High schools in the area
- Fairbairn College, an English-medium coeducational high school
- JG Meiring High School, a dual-medium coeducational high school, this school is now built on the spot where the racecourse was built
- Hoërskool President, an Afrikaans-medium coeducational high school
- Rosenthal, Eric (1980). Goodwood and its story. Cape Town: National Book Printers. p. 126.