Albertskroon

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Albertskroon
Albertskroon is located in Gauteng
Albertskroon
Albertskroon
Albertskroon is located in South Africa
Albertskroon
Albertskroon
Coordinates: 26°09′40″S 27°58′26″E / 26.16111°S 27.97389°E / -26.16111; 27.97389Coordinates: 26°09′40″S 27°58′26″E / 26.16111°S 27.97389°E / -26.16111; 27.97389
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceGauteng
MunicipalityCity of Johannesburg
Main PlaceRandburg
Established1896
Area
 • Total0.99 km2 (0.38 sq mi)
Population
(2011)[1]
 • Total943
 • Density950/km2 (2,500/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African32.3%
 • Coloured3.3%
 • Indian/Asian7.0%
 • White40.6%
 • Other16.8%
First languages (2011)
 • Afrikaans33.9%
 • English29.7%
 • Zulu6.8%
 • Tswana4.7%
 • Other24.9%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
2195

Albertskroon is a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa. It is located in Region 4.

History[edit]

The suburb is named after the previous landowner and descendants of Hendrick Abraham Alberts.[2] The word Kroon in its name refers to a crown of a hill.[2] The land is situated on the portion of an old Witwatersrand farm called Waterval around 1896.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Albertskroon". Census 2011.
  2. ^ a b c Raper, Peter E.; Moller, Lucie A.; du Plessis, Theodorus L. (2014). Dictionary of Southern African Place Names. Jonathan Ball Publishers. p. 1412. ISBN 9781868425501.