Forest Hill, Gauteng

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Forest Hill
Forest Hill is located in Gauteng
Forest Hill
Forest Hill
 Forest Hill shown within Gauteng
Location within Greater Johannesburg
Forest Hill is located in Greater Johannesburg
Forest Hill
Forest Hill
Forest Hill is located in South Africa
Forest Hill
Forest Hill
Forest Hill (South Africa)
Forest Hill is located in Africa
Forest Hill
Forest Hill
Forest Hill (Africa)
Coordinates: 26°15′14″S 28°02′17″E / 26.254°S 28.038°E / -26.254; 28.038Coordinates: 26°15′14″S 28°02′17″E / 26.254°S 28.038°E / -26.254; 28.038
Country South Africa
Province Gauteng
Municipality City of Johannesburg
Main Place Johannesburg
Established 1903
Area[1]
 • Total 0.78 km2 (0.30 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 5,744
 • Density 7,400/km2 (19,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 69.2%
 • Coloured 10.8%
 • Indian/Asian 3.5%
 • White 15.7%
 • Other 0.8%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • English 27.1%
 • Zulu 17.4%
 • Afrikaans 10.7%
 • Xhosa 10.1%
 • Other 34.7%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Postal code (street) 2190

Forest Hill is a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa. It is located in Region F of the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality.

History[edit]

It was surveyed in 1897 and the suburb was proclaimed in 1903 developed by Leslie John Elderkin and the suburb name originates after the red gum trees in the area.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Forest Hill". 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.