Heriotdale

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Heriotdale
Heriotdale is located in Gauteng
Heriotdale
Heriotdale
Heriotdale is located in South Africa
Heriotdale
Heriotdale
Coordinates: 26°12′36″S 28°06′58″E / 26.210°S 28.116°E / -26.210; 28.116Coordinates: 26°12′36″S 28°06′58″E / 26.210°S 28.116°E / -26.210; 28.116
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceGauteng
MunicipalityCity of Johannesburg
Main PlaceJohannesburg
Established1946
Area
 • Total0.93 km2 (0.36 sq mi)
Population
(2011)[1]
 • Total7
 • Density7.5/km2 (19/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African100.0%
First languages (2011)
 • Tswana42.9%
 • Northern Sotho28.6%
 • Zulu14.3%
 • Venda14.3%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
2094

Heriotdale is a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa. The suburb lying south of Malvern and north of Rosherville, is an industrial area. It is located in Region F of the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality.

History[edit]

Prior to the discovery of gold on the Witwatersrand in 1886, the suburb lay on land on one of the original farms called Doornfontein.[2] Before becoming a suburb, the area was mining land with the Heriot Mine opening in 1887.[2] After the gold was exhausted in the mine, the land was proclaimed as a suburb in October 1946.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Heriotdale". Census 2011.
  2. ^ a b c Raper, Peter E.; Moller, Lucie A.; du Plessis, Theodorus L. (2014). Dictionary of Southern African Place Names. Jonathan Ball Publishers. p. 1412. ISBN 9781868425501.