Heriotdale

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Heriotdale
Heriotdale is located in Gauteng
Heriotdale
Heriotdale
 Heriotdale shown within Gauteng
Location within Greater Johannesburg
Heriotdale is located in Greater Johannesburg
Heriotdale
Heriotdale
Heriotdale is located in South Africa
Heriotdale
Heriotdale
Heriotdale (South Africa)
Heriotdale is located in Africa
Heriotdale
Heriotdale
Heriotdale (Africa)
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
Country South Africa
Province Gauteng
Municipality City of Johannesburg
Main Place Johannesburg
Established 1946
Area[1]
 • Total 0.93 km2 (0.36 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 7
 • Density 7.5/km2 (19/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 100.0%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Tswana 42.9%
 • Northern Sotho 28.6%
 • Zulu 14.3%
 • Venda 14.3%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
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.