Berea, Gauteng

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Berea
Berea is located in Gauteng
Berea
Berea
Berea is located in South Africa
Berea
Berea
Coordinates: 26°11′06″S 28°03′11″E / 26.185°S 28.053°E / -26.185; 28.053Coordinates: 26°11′06″S 28°03′11″E / 26.185°S 28.053°E / -26.185; 28.053
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceGauteng
MunicipalityCity of Johannesburg
Main PlaceJohannesburg
Established1893
Area
 • Total1.01 km2 (0.39 sq mi)
Population
(2011)[1]
 • Total42,801
 • Density42,000/km2 (110,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African97.1%
 • Coloured0.9%
 • Indian/Asian0.9%
 • White0.7%
 • Other0.4%
First languages (2011)
 • Zulu32.9%
 • Southern Ndebele18.7%
 • English13.0%
 • Northern Sotho5.0%
 • Other30.4%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
4001

Berea is a suburb of Johannesburg, in the South African province of Gauteng. It is east and adjacent to the Johannesburg CBD. 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 1893 and is named after Berea, Durban.[2]

Redevelopment[edit]

A small central section of Berea is Johannesburg's first residential city improvement district (CID). Since mid-2006 crime in Berea has dropped between 70 and 80 percent.

References[edit]

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