Heathfield, Cape Town

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Heathfield
Heathfield is located in Western Cape
Heathfield
Heathfield
Heathfield is located in South Africa
Heathfield
Heathfield
Heathfield is located in Africa
Heathfield
Heathfield
 Heathfield shown within Western Cape
Coordinates: 34°02′55″S 18°28′07″E / 34.04861°S 18.46861°E / -34.04861; 18.46861Coordinates: 34°02′55″S 18°28′07″E / 34.04861°S 18.46861°E / -34.04861; 18.46861
Country South Africa
Province Western Cape
Municipality City of Cape Town
Main Place Cape Town
Government
 • Councillor Denis Joseph (Ward 71) (DA)
Johannes Burger (Ward 72) (DA)
Area[1]
 • Total 1.11 km2 (0.43 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 4,649
 • Density 4,200/km2 (11,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 11.8%
 • Coloured 65.1%
 • Indian/Asian 1.3%
 • White 20.7%
 • Other 1.0%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • English 83.0%
 • Afrikaans 9.9%
 • Other 7.1%
Postal code (street) 7945

Heathfield is a suburb in Cape Town, South Africa.

Overview[edit]

Heathfield is bordered by Retreat to the south and Diep River to the north, and was named for the many varieties of heath that grew and still grow here.[2] It is situated on the Cape Flats, a large area of unconsolidated sand.

Heathfield railway station (opened in 1913 to assist passengers on the interchange of the line to Ottery) is on the main line from Cape Town to Simon's Town.

Main Road (which runs from Central Cape Town through to Simon's Town) runs along the west of Heathfield.

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