Fairwood, Gauteng

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Fairwood
Fairwood is located in Gauteng
Fairwood
Fairwood
Fairwood is located in South Africa
Fairwood
Fairwood
Fairwood is located in Africa
Fairwood
Fairwood
 Fairwood shown within Gauteng
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
Country South Africa
Province Gauteng
Municipality City of Johannesburg
Main Place Johannesburg
Established 1905
Area[1]
 • Total 0.10 km2 (0.04 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 349
 • Density 3,500/km2 (9,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 37.0%
 • Indian/Asian 4.0%
 • White 59.0%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • English 63.7%
 • Zulu 11.1%
 • Northern Sotho 6.0%
 • Sotho 5.1%
 • Other 14.0%
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.

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.