Garsfontein

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Garsfontein
Garsfontein is located in Gauteng
Garsfontein
Garsfontein
Garsfontein is located in South Africa
Garsfontein
Garsfontein
Coordinates: 25°47′29″S 28°17′37″E / 25.7913°S 28.2935°E / -25.7913; 28.2935Coordinates: 25°47′29″S 28°17′37″E / 25.7913°S 28.2935°E / -25.7913; 28.2935
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceGauteng
MunicipalityCity of Tshwane
Main PlacePretoria
Area
 • Total7.30 km2 (2.82 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total19,501
 • Density2,700/km2 (6,900/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African17.6%
 • Coloured1.8%
 • Indian/Asian2.0%
 • White77.5%
 • Other1.1%
First languages (2011)
 • Afrikaans58.7%
 • English26.9%
 • Northern Sotho2.2%
 • Zulu1.9%
 • Other10.4%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
Boxes: 0042
Streets: 0081
PO box
0042

Garsfontein is a suburb of the city of Pretoria, South Africa. It is a well-developed area, lying to the east of the city centre, close to the Menlyn Park shopping center.

Education[edit]

Garsfontein is served by Laerskool Garsfontein an public elementary school and Hoërskool Garsfontein a public high school, both of which are primarily Afrikaans speaking schools.

Points of interest[edit]

  • Zita Park is public park which is frequented by families and children, it has well maintained facilities including a paddling pool, water slide, playground equipment, ablution facilities and a tuck shop. According to an article in Pretoria News on August 10, 2006 the park was established on the location of a cemetery for the black community formerly living there. The Eastwood Location was established as a black community on 1905, but under the proclamation of the Group Areas Act of 1950 the area was designated as a white area and resulted in the removal of the black residents.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Garsfontein". Census 2011.