Birdhaven, Gauteng

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Birdhaven
Birdhaven is located in Gauteng
Birdhaven
Birdhaven
Birdhaven is located in South Africa
Birdhaven
Birdhaven
Birdhaven is located in Africa
Birdhaven
Birdhaven
 Birdhaven shown within Gauteng
Coordinates: 26°08′23″S 28°03′18″E / 26.13972°S 28.05500°E / -26.13972; 28.05500Coordinates: 26°08′23″S 28°03′18″E / 26.13972°S 28.05500°E / -26.13972; 28.05500
Country South Africa
Province Gauteng
Municipality City of Johannesburg
Main Place Johannesburg
Established 1949
Area[1]
 • Total 1.08 km2 (0.42 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 984
 • Density 910/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 29.9%
 • Coloured 1.3%
 • Indian/Asian 6.8%
 • White 59.8%
 • Other 2.2%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • English 65.7%
 • Zulu 6.8%
 • Tswana 6.0%
 • Afrikaans 5.9%
 • Other 15.6%
Postal code (street) 2196

Birdhaven is a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa. It is adjacent to the surburb of Melrose. It is located in Region E.

History[edit]

The suburb is situated on parts of the old Witwatersrand farms called Syferfontein and Zandfontein.[2] It would be proclaimed as suburb on 8 October 1949 and its name is derived from either the bird sanctuary next door or Jack Bird Barregar and the company Bird Investments.[2]

References[edit]

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