Blairgowrie, Gauteng

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Blairgowrie
Blairgowrie is located in Gauteng
Blairgowrie
Blairgowrie
 Blairgowrie shown within Gauteng
Location within Greater Johannesburg
Blairgowrie is located in Greater Johannesburg
Blairgowrie
Blairgowrie
Blairgowrie is located in South Africa
Blairgowrie
Blairgowrie
Blairgowrie (South Africa)
Blairgowrie is located in Africa
Blairgowrie
Blairgowrie
Blairgowrie (Africa)
Coordinates: 26°06′59″S 28°00′34″E / 26.11639°S 28.00944°E / -26.11639; 28.00944Coordinates: 26°06′59″S 28°00′34″E / 26.11639°S 28.00944°E / -26.11639; 28.00944
Country South Africa
Province Gauteng
Municipality City of Johannesburg
Main Place Randburg
Established 1928
Area[1]
 • Total 4.19 km2 (1.62 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 12,049
 • Density 2,900/km2 (7,400/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 24.5%
 • Coloured 3.1%
 • Indian/Asian 9.1%
 • White 61.6%
 • Other 1.7%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • English 71.0%
 • Afrikaans 9.5%
 • Zulu 4.3%
 • Tswana 2.9%
 • Other 12.3%
Time zone UTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street) 2194

Blairgowrie is a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa. It is located in Region B of the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality. It is named after the town of Blairgowrie in Scotland.

History[edit]

Prior to the discovery of gold on the Witwatersrand in 1886, the future suburb lay on land on one of the original farms that make up Johannesburg, called Klipfontein.[2]:70 The farm was bought by William Grey Rattray in 1890 and renamed it Craighall.[2]:70 In 1928, his daughter would rename part of the land on the farm after the town Blairgowrie and Rattray in Scotland.[2]:70 The suburb consisted of 406 stands over 56 ha.[2]:70

References[edit]

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