Green Point, Cape Town

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Green Point
An aerial view of Green Point from the Atlantic Ocean side with Signal Hill clearly visible in the centre of the picture.
An aerial view of Green Point from the Atlantic Ocean side with Signal Hill clearly visible in the centre of the picture.
Street map of Green Point
Street map of Green Point
Green Point is located in Western Cape
Green Point
Green Point
Street map of Green Point
Green Point is located in South Africa
Green Point
Green Point
Green Point (South Africa)
Coordinates: 33°54′S 18°24′E / 33.900°S 18.400°E / -33.900; 18.400Coordinates: 33°54′S 18°24′E / 33.900°S 18.400°E / -33.900; 18.400
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceWestern Cape
MunicipalityCity of Cape Town
Main PlaceCape Town
Area
 • Total2.01 km2 (0.78 sq mi)
Population
(2011)[1]
 • Total5,362
 • Density2,700/km2 (6,900/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African23.3%
 • Coloured10.9%
 • Indian/Asian2.2%
 • White60.9%
 • Other2.8%
First languages (2011)
 • English67.6%
 • Afrikaans15.2%
 • Xhosa3.2%
 • Zulu1.2%
 • Other12.8%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
8051
PO box
8005
Area code021

Green Point (Afrikaans: Groenpunt) is a central suburb of Cape Town, South Africa located to the north west of the central business district. It is a popular residential area for young professionals and for the Cape Town gay and lesbian community, alongside the gay village of De Waterkant. Many new mid-rise apartment and mixed-use developments have gone up in recent years. Somerset Road forms the main thoroughfare lined by restaurants, cafés, delis, boutiques and nightclubs.

The Braemar Estate includes a few dozen properties that are restricted to single dwellings only, within the boundaries of Green Point [2]

Places of interest[edit]

The Cape Town Stadium was constructed on Green Point Common for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Numerous infrastructural developments were made, with the upgrade to Helen Suzman Boulevard and the new Granger Bay Boulevard being constructed, along with a massive investment in creating an urban park around the stadium.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Green Point". Census 2011.
  2. ^ ""Braemar Estate"".