Green Point, Cape Town

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Green Point
Green Point and Mouille Point From Signal Hill with Robben Island top left
Green Point and Mouille Point From Signal Hill with Robben Island top left
Street map of Green Point
Street map of Green Point
Green Point is located in Western Cape
Green Point
Green Point
 Green Point shown within Western Cape
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
Country South Africa
Province Western Cape
Municipality City of Cape Town
Main Place Cape Town
 • Total 2.01 km2 (0.78 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 5,362
 • Density 2,700/km2 (6,900/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 23.3%
 • Coloured 10.9%
 • Indian/Asian 2.2%
 • White 60.9%
 • Other 2.8%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • English 67.6%
 • Afrikaans 15.2%
 • Xhosa 3.2%
 • Zulu 1.2%
 • Other 12.8%
Postal code (street) 8051
PO box 8005
Area code 021

Green Point is an affluent 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, incorporating 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 numerous restaurants, cafés, boutiques and nightclubs.

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