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Carletonville is located in Gauteng
 Carletonville shown within Gauteng
Carletonville is located in South Africa
Carletonville (South Africa)
Carletonville is located in Africa
Carletonville (Africa)
Coordinates: 26°21′29″S 27°23′53″E / 26.35806°S 27.39806°E / -26.35806; 27.39806Coordinates: 26°21′29″S 27°23′53″E / 26.35806°S 27.39806°E / -26.35806; 27.39806
Country South Africa
Province Gauteng
District West Rand
Municipality Merafong City
Established 1960
 • Total 35.14 km2 (13.57 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 23,000
 • Density 650/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 70.1%
 • Coloured 0.9%
 • Indian/Asian 1.3%
 • White 27.4%
 • Other 0.4%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Afrikaans 24.9%
 • Xhosa 19.8%
 • Tswana 13.2%
 • Sotho 13.2%
 • Other 28.9%
Time zone UTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street) 2499
PO box 2500
Area code 018

Carletonville is a gold-mining town in western Gauteng, South Africa. It is one of the richest gold-producing areas in the world. At 3,749 m, Western Deep Levels holds the record as the world's deepest gold mine.

Developed by various mining companies from 1937 onwards, the town – which was named after the long-serving mining director of Consolidated Gold Fields, Guy Carleton Jones – was not officially incorporated until 1959.

The Elandskraal mine, site of a 3 October 2007 collapse, is located in Carletonville.


Carletonville it forms part of the Merafong City Local Municipality situated in the West Rand district municipality in Gauteng province. it is also the seat of Merafong City Local Municipality


  • Carletonville mall is the newly opened shopping destination in the town, having opened its door's in 2015 it has over 85 stores and it is anchored by Checkers, Pick n Pay, Woolworths, Truworths and many others. It also has a McDonald's and a KFC drive-through located along the station street also known as R500 road. The GLA of this mall is 25,000m2


  • The economy of these town is dominated by large gold mines surrounding the town, it is also the home to one of the world's deepest mines.

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  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Carletonville". Census 2011.

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