Ferndale, Gauteng

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Ferndale
Ferndale is located in Gauteng
Ferndale
Ferndale
Ferndale is located in South Africa
Ferndale
Ferndale
Coordinates: 26°4′56″S 27°58′57″E / 26.08222°S 27.98250°E / -26.08222; 27.98250Coordinates: 26°4′56″S 27°58′57″E / 26.08222°S 27.98250°E / -26.08222; 27.98250
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceGauteng
MunicipalityCity of Johannesburg
Main PlaceRandburg
Established1909
Area
 • Total7.72 km2 (2.98 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total19,373
 • Density2,500/km2 (6,500/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African51.7%
 • Coloured4.1%
 • Indian/Asian14.7%
 • White28.2%
 • Other1.3%
First languages (2011)
 • English49.0%
 • Afrikaans11.8%
 • Zulu8.6%
 • Tswana5.3%
 • Other25.3%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
2194
PO box
2160

Ferndale is a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa. It is located in Region B of the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality. The area, located in the region of Randburg is very central and has a good mix of residential homes, shops and commercial property. It is very close to Sandton with its main route, Wlliam Nicol, extending to Bryanston and Fourways.

History[edit]

The suburb origantes from around 1909 and the suburbs name originates from ferns in a valley.[2]

References[edit]

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