Berario

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Berario
Berario is located in Gauteng
Berario
Berario
Berario is located in South Africa
Berario
Berario
Berario is located in Africa
Berario
Berario
 Berario shown within Gauteng
Coordinates: 26°08′02″S 27°57′14″E / 26.134°S 27.954°E / -26.134; 27.954Coordinates: 26°08′02″S 27°57′14″E / 26.134°S 27.954°E / -26.134; 27.954
Country South Africa
Province Gauteng
Municipality City of Johannesburg
Main Place Randburg
Area[1]
 • Total 1.04 km2 (0.40 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 2,248
 • Density 2,200/km2 (5,600/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 18.0%
 • Coloured 4.3%
 • Indian/Asian 3.3%
 • White 73.1%
 • Other 1.3%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • English 70.1%
 • Afrikaans 17.8%
 • Zulu 2.6%
 • Xhosa 2.0%
 • Other 7.5%
Postal code (street) 2195

Berario is a suburb of Johannesburg, in the South African province of Gauteng. It is located in Region 4. It is located just below Northcliff Hill and close to Cresta Shopping Centre, one of the biggest malls in South Africa.

The original farm on which the township of Berario stands today, was bought by Ario Canova in 1942. Berario was named after Ario and his partner, Ber Sarnie. In the early forties Ario Canova bought a farm north of Aasvoel Kop, (Northcliff Hill), which is now Berario, for the sum of 51 000 pounds. The original Farmhouse still stands in the now Brooklands Estate, and was sold in 2010 for R7,5million.

The farm was divided into about 535 stands of various sizes and the township of Berario proclaimed. The stands began to sell in 1947 for an average price of 900 pounds, and by 1953 they were all sold. The suburb was built up by 1965.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Berario". Census 2011.