Blairgowrie, Gauteng

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Blairgowrie
Blairgowrie is located in Gauteng
Blairgowrie
Blairgowrie
Blairgowrie is located in South Africa
Blairgowrie
Blairgowrie
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
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceGauteng
MunicipalityCity of Johannesburg
Main PlaceRandburg
Established1928
Area
 • Total4.19 km2 (1.62 sq mi)
Population
(2011)[1]
 • Total12,049
 • Density2,900/km2 (7,400/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African24.5%
 • Coloured3.1%
 • Indian/Asian9.1%
 • White61.6%
 • Other1.7%
First languages (2011)
 • English71.0%
 • Afrikaans9.5%
 • Zulu4.3%
 • Tswana2.9%
 • Other12.3%
Time zoneUTC+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.