Bellevue, Gauteng

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Bellevue
Bellevue is located in Gauteng
Bellevue
Bellevue
Bellevue is located in South Africa
Bellevue
Bellevue
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
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceGauteng
MunicipalityCity of Johannesburg
Main PlaceJohannesburg
Established1890
Area
 • Total0.43 km2 (0.17 sq mi)
Population
(2011)[1]
 • Total9,323
 • Density22,000/km2 (56,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African96.1%
 • Coloured1.7%
 • Indian/Asian0.5%
 • White1.6%
 • Other0.2%
First languages (2011)
 • Zulu26.7%
 • English23.0%
 • Southern Ndebele12.6%
 • Northern Sotho4.2%
 • Other33.5%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
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.