Erasmia

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Erasmia
Erasmia is located in Gauteng
Erasmia
Erasmia
Erasmia is located in South Africa
Erasmia
Erasmia
Coordinates: 25°48′51″S 28°5′35″E / 25.81417°S 28.09306°E / -25.81417; 28.09306Coordinates: 25°48′51″S 28°5′35″E / 25.81417°S 28.09306°E / -25.81417; 28.09306
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceGauteng
MunicipalityCity of Tshwane
Established26 January 2019
Area
 • Total2.93 km2 (1.13 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total6,932
 • Density2,400/km2 (6,100/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African12.6%
 • Coloured1.8%
 • Indian/Asian77.0%
 • White7.0%
 • Other1.6%
First languages (2011)
 • English75.3%
 • Afrikaans12.5%
 • Northern Sotho2.5%
 • Tswana1.2%
 • Other8.5%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
0183
PO box
0023

Name

The female name Erasmia comes from the ancient Greek verb (ero) I adore, I fall in love and as an adjective erasmia means lovable. Diminutive name:(Mia.)                       

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Erasmia is a suburb in the northern outskirts of Centurion in the City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality. Originally a whites-only area under apartheid, increasing numbers of Indians from neighbouring Laudium moved in, following the abolition of segregation in the early 1990s, and the construction of a direct link road between the two areas. Erasmia lies west of the R55 route In 2001, 65.72% of the population was Indian,[2] and by 2011, Indians made up 77.03% of the population.[1] The area called Christoburg although technically a different suburb, is for census [1] and other purposes usually treated as part of Erasmia.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Sub Place Erasmia". Census 2011.
  2. ^ Sub Place Erasmia Census 2001