Brooklyn, Pretoria

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Nieuw Muckleneuk and Brooklyn suburbs
Nieuw Muckleneuk and Brooklyn suburbs
Brooklyn is located in Gauteng
 Brooklyn shown within Gauteng
Brooklyn is located in South Africa
Brooklyn (South Africa)
Brooklyn is located in Africa
Brooklyn (Africa)
Coordinates: 25°46′12″S 28°14′12″E / 25.770117°S 28.236570°E / -25.770117; 28.236570Coordinates: 25°46′12″S 28°14′12″E / 25.770117°S 28.236570°E / -25.770117; 28.236570
Country South Africa
Province Gauteng
Municipality City of Tshwane
Main Place Pretoria
Established 1902
 • Total 2.56 km2 (0.99 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 4,177
 • Density 1,600/km2 (4,200/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 18.8%
 • Coloured 1.6%
 • Indian/Asian 2.2%
 • White 74.8%
 • Other 2.6%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Afrikaans 51.3%
 • English 33.8%
 • Northern Sotho 2.4%
 • Tswana 1.9%
 • Other 10.6%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Postal code (street) 0181
PO box 0011

Brooklyn is a suburb of the city of Pretoria, South Africa. It is a well-established area, lying to the east of the city centre, encompassing high-end residential properties and several upmarket mall developments. It borders the University of Pretoria to its north and the suburbs of Groenkloof and Waterkloof to its south. Brooklyn is also the location of Pretoria Boys High School. The Brooklyn Mall opened in 1989.


The suburb was established on an old farm called Uitval in 1902 and takes its name from the surveyor James Brook.[2]


According to the South African National Census of 2011, 4,177 people lived in Brooklyn.

74.8% were White, 18.8% Black African, 2.2% Indian or Asian and 1.6% Coloured.

51.3% spoke Afrikaans, 33.8% English, 2.4% Northern Sotho, 1.9% Tswana and 10.6% some other language as their first language.


  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Brooklyn". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ Raper, Peter E.; Moller, Lucie A.; du Plessis, Theodorus L. (2014). Dictionary of Southern African Place Names. Jonathan Ball Publishers. p. 1412. ISBN 9781868425501.