Electron, Gauteng

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Electron
Electron is located in Gauteng
Electron
Electron
 Electron shown within Gauteng
Location within Greater Johannesburg
Electron is located in Greater Johannesburg
Electron
Electron
Electron is located in South Africa
Electron
Electron
Electron (South Africa)
Electron is located in Africa
Electron
Electron
Electron (Africa)
Coordinates: 26°14′28″S 28°5′46″E / 26.24111°S 28.09611°E / -26.24111; 28.09611Coordinates: 26°14′28″S 28°5′46″E / 26.24111°S 28.09611°E / -26.24111; 28.09611
Country South Africa
Province Gauteng
Municipality City of Johannesburg
Main Place Johannesburg
Established 1949
Area[1]
 • Total 0.38 km2 (0.15 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 38
 • Density 100/km2 (260/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 100.0%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Zulu 15.8%
 • Sotho 7.9%
 • Southern Ndebele 5.3%
 • Tsonga 5.3%
 • Other 65.8%
Time zone UTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street) 2197

Electron is a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa. It is located in Region F of the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality.

History[edit]

Prior to the discovery of gold on the Witwatersrand in 1886, the suburb lay on land on one of the original farms called Elandsfontein.[2] It became a suburb in 1949.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Electron". 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.