Birdhaven, Gauteng

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Birdhaven
Birdhaven is located in Gauteng
Birdhaven
Birdhaven
Birdhaven is located in South Africa
Birdhaven
Birdhaven
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
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceGauteng
MunicipalityCity of Johannesburg
Main PlaceJohannesburg
Established1949
Area
 • Total1.08 km2 (0.42 sq mi)
Population
(2011)[1]
 • Total984
 • Density910/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African29.9%
 • Coloured1.3%
 • Indian/Asian6.8%
 • White59.8%
 • Other2.2%
First languages (2011)
 • English65.7%
 • Zulu6.8%
 • Tswana6.0%
 • Afrikaans5.9%
 • Other15.6%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
2196

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

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.