Birnam, Gauteng

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Birnam
Birnam is located in Gauteng
Birnam
Birnam
Birnam is located in South Africa
Birnam
Birnam
Coordinates: 26°7′58″S 28°4′0″E / 26.13278°S 28.06667°E / -26.13278; 28.06667Coordinates: 26°7′58″S 28°4′0″E / 26.13278°S 28.06667°E / -26.13278; 28.06667
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceGauteng
MunicipalityCity of Johannesburg
Main PlaceJohannesburg
Established1905
Area
 • Total0.82 km2 (0.32 sq mi)
Population
(2011)[1]
 • Total1,624
 • Density2,000/km2 (5,100/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African35.7%
 • Coloured3.0%
 • Indian/Asian7.1%
 • White53.0%
 • Other1.2%
First languages (2011)
 • English64.8%
 • Zulu6.9%
 • Afrikaans6.8%
 • Southern Ndebele3.3%
 • Other18.1%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
2196

Birnam is a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa. It is located in Region E of the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality.

History[edit]

The suburb has its origin in 1905, of 14ha and 105 stands.[2]:67 Like most suburbs in the area, its of Scottish origin, named for Birnam Woods.[2]:67

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Birnam". Census 2011.
  2. ^ a b Musiker, Naomi; Musiker, Reuben (2000). A Concise Historical Dictionary of Greater Johannesburg. Cape Town: Francolin. ISBN 1868590712.