Bellevue, Gauteng

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Bellevue
Bellevue is located in Gauteng
Bellevue
Bellevue
 Bellevue shown within Gauteng
Location within Greater Johannesburg
Bellevue is located in Greater Johannesburg
Bellevue
Bellevue
Bellevue is located in South Africa
Bellevue
Bellevue
Bellevue (South Africa)
Bellevue is located in Africa
Bellevue
Bellevue
Bellevue (Africa)
Coordinates: 26°10′45″S 28°04′03″E / 26.17917°S 28.06750°E / -26.17917; 28.06750Coordinates: 26°10′45″S 28°04′03″E / 26.17917°S 28.06750°E / -26.17917; 28.06750
Country South Africa
Province Gauteng
Municipality City of Johannesburg
Main Place Johannesburg
Established 1890
Area[1]
 • Total 0.43 km2 (0.17 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 9,323
 • Density 22,000/km2 (56,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 96.1%
 • Coloured 1.7%
 • Indian/Asian 0.5%
 • White 1.6%
 • Other 0.2%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Zulu 26.7%
 • English 23.0%
 • Southern Ndebele 12.6%
 • Northern Sotho 4.2%
 • Other 33.5%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Postal code (street) 8801

Bellevue is a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa. Close to the Johannesburg CBD with the suburb is surrounded by Yeoville and Observatory. It is located in Region F of the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality.

History[edit]

The suburb is situated on part of an old Witwatersrand farm called Doornfontein.[2] It was established in 1890 and is either named after the land developer Bellevue Township Syndicate or the view of the city to the west and view to the Magaliesberg mountain range in the north.[2]

References[edit]

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