Chrisville

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Chrisville
Chrisville is located in Gauteng
Chrisville
Chrisville
Chrisville is located in South Africa
Chrisville
Chrisville
Coordinates: 26°15′30″S 28°01′28″E / 26.25833°S 28.02444°E / -26.25833; 28.02444Coordinates: 26°15′30″S 28°01′28″E / 26.25833°S 28.02444°E / -26.25833; 28.02444
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceGauteng
MunicipalityCity of Johannesburg
Main PlaceJohannesburg
Established1948
Area
 • Total0.33 km2 (0.13 sq mi)
Population
(2011)[1]
 • Total1,133
 • Density3,400/km2 (8,900/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African27.6%
 • Coloured17.9%
 • Indian/Asian20.5%
 • White30.7%
 • Other3.3%
First languages (2011)
 • English57.2%
 • Afrikaans16.9%
 • Zulu10.1%
 • Sotho2.9%
 • Other12.8%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
2091

Chrisville is a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa. It is located in Region F of the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality. A large part of the suburb is currently taken up by a mine dump.

History[edit]

The suburb is situated on part of an old Witwatersrand farm called Turffontein.[2] It was established in 1948 and was named after the Chris mine shaft, a Robinson Deep Mine, which was named after a chairman Douglas Christopherson.[2]

References[edit]

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