Forbesdale

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Forbesdale
Forbesdale is located in Gauteng
Forbesdale
Forbesdale
Forbesdale is located in South Africa
Forbesdale
Forbesdale
Forbesdale is located in Africa
Forbesdale
Forbesdale
 Forbesdale shown within Gauteng
Coordinates: 26°09′07″S 28°04′55″E / 26.152°S 28.082°E / -26.152; 28.082Coordinates: 26°09′07″S 28°04′55″E / 26.152°S 28.082°E / -26.152; 28.082
Country South Africa
Province Gauteng
Municipality City of Johannesburg
Established 1963
Area[1]
 • Total 0.23 km2 (0.09 sq mi)
Population (2001)[1]
 • Total 649
 • Density 2,800/km2 (7,300/sq mi)
Postal code (street) 2192

Forbesdale is a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa. Its a tiny northern suburb tucked between Orchards, Marydale and Cheltondale. It is located in Region E.

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 Klipfontein.[2] It became a suburb on the 24 July 1963 and the suburb name originates from two developers, Forbes Properties and Robert Forbes & Sons.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Sub Place Forbesdale". Census 2001. 
  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.