Berea, Gauteng

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Berea
Berea is located in Gauteng
Berea
Berea
 Berea shown within Gauteng
Location within Greater Johannesburg
Berea is located in Greater Johannesburg
Berea
Berea
Berea is located in South Africa
Berea
Berea
Berea (South Africa)
Berea is located in Africa
Berea
Berea
Berea (Africa)
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
Country South Africa
Province Gauteng
Municipality City of Johannesburg
Main Place Johannesburg
Established 1893
Area[1]
 • Total 1.01 km2 (0.39 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 42,801
 • Density 42,000/km2 (110,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 97.1%
 • Coloured 0.9%
 • Indian/Asian 0.9%
 • White 0.7%
 • Other 0.4%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Zulu 32.9%
 • Southern Ndebele 18.7%
 • English 13.0%
 • Northern Sotho 5.0%
 • Other 30.4%
Time zone UTC+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.