Douglasdale, Gauteng

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Douglasdale
Douglasdale is located in Gauteng
Douglasdale
Douglasdale
Douglasdale is located in South Africa
Douglasdale
Douglasdale
Coordinates: 26°2′23″S 27°59′41″E / 26.03972°S 27.99472°E / -26.03972; 27.99472Coordinates: 26°2′23″S 27°59′41″E / 26.03972°S 27.99472°E / -26.03972; 27.99472
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceGauteng
MunicipalityCity of Johannesburg
Main PlaceSandton
Area
 • Total3.00 km2 (1.16 sq mi)
Population
(2011)[1]
 • Total10,708
 • Density3,600/km2 (9,200/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African22.0%
 • Coloured2.6%
 • Indian/Asian7.8%
 • White66.3%
 • Other1.2%
First languages (2011)
 • English74.2%
 • Afrikaans9.6%
 • Zulu3.7%
 • Xhosa1.9%
 • Other10.6%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
2191
PO box
2165

Douglasdale is a residential suburb in Sandton, Gauteng, South Africa. It is located between the suburbs of Fourways and Bryanston. Often confused as a suburb of the Fourways District. The eight lane N1 freeway forms its south eastern boundary with access at William Nicol offramp. It is in Region C of the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality.

Douglasdale is built upon Douglasdale Farm, a large farm that was started in 1905 by Thomas Douglas and his wife Janet Alexander who both immigrated to South Africa from Scotland in 1890.

They bought the farm on the Klein Jukskei River in Johannesburg and named it the Douglasdale farm. The farmhouse is one of the oldest homes in Sandton and was built in 1905. In 1930 the family started producing milk as a hobby and in 1940 they began to retail their milk producing over 240 bottles of milk a day, by hand. In the 1950s, Douglasdale milk was delivered by horse and cart and later by delivery men on bicycles.

Today the dairy produces 1.5% of the total countries daily milk production.

Security and Safety[edit]

The Douglasdale SAPS South African Police Service services the majority of the Fourways District and Bryanston, Gauteng area.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Douglasdale". Census 2011.