Benrose

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Benrose
Benrose is located in Gauteng
Benrose
Benrose
 Benrose shown within Gauteng
Location within Greater Johannesburg
Benrose is located in Greater Johannesburg
Benrose
Benrose
Benrose is located in South Africa
Benrose
Benrose
Benrose (South Africa)
Benrose is located in Africa
Benrose
Benrose
Benrose (Africa)
Coordinates: 26°12′39″S 28°4′54″E / 26.21083°S 28.08167°E / -26.21083; 28.08167Coordinates: 26°12′39″S 28°4′54″E / 26.21083°S 28.08167°E / -26.21083; 28.08167
Country South Africa
Province Gauteng
Municipality City of Johannesburg
Main Place Johannesburg
Established 1952
Area[1]
 • Total 0.74 km2 (0.29 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 23
 • Density 31/km2 (80/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 21.74%
 • Indian/Asian 13.04%
 • White 65.22%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • English 73.91%
 • Afrikaans 17.39%
 • Tswana 8.7%
Time zone UTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street) 2094
PO box 2011

Benrose is a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa. Slightly south of the Johannesburg CBD, it is next door to Jeppestown and Belgravia. It is light industry and commercial suburb. 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] The region of Benrose was named by the property developer Robert Horowitz, whose mother's name was Rose and who had died during The Holocaust.[2] It means "son of Rose" in Hebrew. The suburb was proclaimed in June 1952.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Benrose". 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.