Chrisville

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Chrisville
Chrisville is located in Gauteng
Chrisville
Chrisville
 Chrisville shown within Gauteng
Location within Greater Johannesburg
Chrisville is located in Greater Johannesburg
Chrisville
Chrisville
Chrisville is located in South Africa
Chrisville
Chrisville
Chrisville (South Africa)
Chrisville is located in Africa
Chrisville
Chrisville
Chrisville (Africa)
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
Country South Africa
Province Gauteng
Municipality City of Johannesburg
Main Place Johannesburg
Established 1948
Area[1]
 • Total 0.33 km2 (0.13 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 1,133
 • Density 3,400/km2 (8,900/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 27.6%
 • Coloured 17.9%
 • Indian/Asian 20.5%
 • White 30.7%
 • Other 3.3%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • English 57.2%
 • Afrikaans 16.9%
 • Zulu 10.1%
 • Sotho 2.9%
 • Other 12.8%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
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.