Fairwood, Gauteng

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Fairwood
Fairwood is located in Gauteng
Fairwood
Fairwood
Fairwood is located in South Africa
Fairwood
Fairwood
Coordinates: 26°09′50″S 28°05′10″E / 26.164°S 28.086°E / -26.164; 28.086Coordinates: 26°09′50″S 28°05′10″E / 26.164°S 28.086°E / -26.164; 28.086
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceGauteng
MunicipalityCity of Johannesburg
Main PlaceJohannesburg
Established1905
Area
 • Total0.10 km2 (0.04 sq mi)
Population
(2011)[1]
 • Total349
 • Density3,500/km2 (9,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African37.0%
 • Indian/Asian4.0%
 • White59.0%
First languages (2011)
 • English63.7%
 • Zulu11.1%
 • Northern Sotho6.0%
 • Sotho5.1%
 • Other14.0%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
2192

Fairwood is a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa. It is a small elevated suburb on the edge of Linksfield Ridge tucked between the suburbs of Orange Grove, Linksfield and Mountain View. Sylvia Pass winds down through the suburb. It is located in Region E of the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality.

History[edit]

It became a suburb in 1905, developed by Richard Currie and George Henry Goch and the suburb name originates from the thickets that grew on the ridge.[2]

References[edit]

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