Forbesdale

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Forbesdale
Forbesdale is located in Gauteng
Forbesdale
Forbesdale
 Forbesdale shown within Gauteng
Location within Greater Johannesburg
Forbesdale is located in Greater Johannesburg
Forbesdale
Forbesdale
Forbesdale is located in South Africa
Forbesdale
Forbesdale
Forbesdale (South Africa)
Forbesdale is located in Africa
Forbesdale
Forbesdale
Forbesdale (Africa)
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
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceGauteng
MunicipalityCity of Johannesburg
Established1963
Area[1]
 • Total0.23 km2 (0.09 sq mi)
Population (2001)[1]
 • Total649
 • Density2,800/km2 (7,300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)2192

Forbesdale is a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa. Its a tiny northern suburb tucked between Orchards, Maryvale and Cheltondale. It is located in Region E of the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality.

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.