Forest Hill, Gauteng

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Forest Hill
Forest Hill is located in Gauteng
Forest Hill
Forest Hill
Forest Hill is located in South Africa
Forest Hill
Forest Hill
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
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceGauteng
MunicipalityCity of Johannesburg
Main PlaceJohannesburg
Established1903
Area
 • Total0.78 km2 (0.30 sq mi)
Population
(2011)[1]
 • Total5,744
 • Density7,400/km2 (19,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African69.2%
 • Coloured10.8%
 • Indian/Asian3.5%
 • White15.7%
 • Other0.8%
First languages (2011)
 • English27.1%
 • Zulu17.4%
 • Afrikaans10.7%
 • Xhosa10.1%
 • Other34.7%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
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.