Rosslyn, Gauteng

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Rosslyn
Rosslyn is located in South Africa
Rosslyn
Rosslyn
 Rosslyn shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 25°37′30″S 28°05′20″E / 25.625°S 28.089°E / -25.625; 28.089Coordinates: 25°37′30″S 28°05′20″E / 25.625°S 28.089°E / -25.625; 28.089
Country South Africa
Province Gauteng
Municipality City of Tshwane
Main Place Akasia
Area[1]
 • Total 0.89 km2 (0.34 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 2,960
 • Density 3,300/km2 (8,600/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 98.8%
 • Coloured 0.2%
 • White 0.7%
 • Other 0.2%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Northern Sotho 26.4%
 • Tswana 24.1%
 • English 11.1%
 • Zulu 9.9%
 • Other 28.6%
Postal code (street) 0182
PO box 0200
BMW gate at Rosslyn in the city of Tshwane

Rosslyn is a suburb of Pretoria, part of the City of Tshwane Municipality in the Gauteng province of South Africa.[2] This industrialized area is best known for its BMW factory, which opened in 1968, BMW's first factory outside Europe [3] as well as the Nissan South Africa factory, manufacturing a vast range of motor vehicles, trucks, light delivery vans (LDV's, locally known as bakkies) and 4X4 offroaders.

Vehicle manufacturing plants in South Africa contribute about 6.2% to the country's gross domestic product.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Rosslyn". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ Google maps
  3. ^ History of the BMW plant in Rosslyn
  4. ^ Singh, Sukasha (April 2012). "BMW to add 600 jobs at Rosslyn plant". Mail&Guardian. Retrieved 30 July 2013.