Abbotsford, Johannesburg

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Abbotsford
Abbotsford is located in Gauteng
Abbotsford
Abbotsford
Abbotsford is located in South Africa
Abbotsford
Abbotsford
Coordinates: 26°08′35″S 28°03′58″E / 26.143°S 28.066°E / -26.143; 28.066Coordinates: 26°08′35″S 28°03′58″E / 26.143°S 28.066°E / -26.143; 28.066
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceGauteng
MunicipalityCity of Johannesburg
Main PlaceJohannesburg
Established1902
Area
 • Total0.50 km2 (0.19 sq mi)
Population
(2011)[1]
 • Total388
 • Density780/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African35.8%
 • Coloured1.8%
 • Indian/Asian4.4%
 • White57.5%
 • Other0.5%
First languages (2011)
 • English67.4%
 • Zulu9.3%
 • Tswana6.2%
 • Southern Ndebele3.3%
 • Other13.9%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
5241

Abbotsford is a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa. This suburb lies north-east of the Johannesburg CBD next to Oaklands, Highlands North and Melrose. It is located in Region E of the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality.

History[edit]

It was established in 1902 and the suburb is named after Sir Walter Scott's house called Abbotsford a historic country house in the Scottish Borders, near Melrose, on the south bank of the River Tweed.[2]

In the early 2000s prominent public figures Hazel Crane and Brett Kebble were murdered in the suburb.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Abbotsford". Census 2011.
  2. ^ Raper, Peter E.; Moller, Lucie A.; du Plessis, Theodorus L. (2014). Dictionary of Southern African Place Names. Jonathan Ball Publishers. p. 1412. ISBN 9781868425501.
  3. ^ IOL 13 November 2003 :Kebble and Hazel Crane murdered in same area