Highlands North, Gauteng

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Highlands North
Highlands North is located in Gauteng
Highlands North
Highlands North
Highlands North is located in South Africa
Highlands North
Highlands North
Highlands North is located in Africa
Highlands North
Highlands North
 Highlands North shown within Gauteng
Coordinates: 26°08′28″S 28°04′52″E / 26.141°S 28.081°E / -26.141; 28.081Coordinates: 26°08′28″S 28°04′52″E / 26.141°S 28.081°E / -26.141; 28.081
Country South Africa
Province Gauteng
Municipality City of Johannesburg
Main Place Johannesburg
Established 1903
Area[1]
 • Total 2.01 km2 (0.78 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 4,914
 • Density 2,400/km2 (6,300/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 40.9%
 • Coloured 2.2%
 • Indian/Asian 5.6%
 • White 49.5%
 • Other 1.9%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • English 61.7%
 • Zulu 9.5%
 • Afrikaans 4.8%
 • Tswana 4.2%
 • Other 19.7%
Postal code (street) 2192
PO box 2037

Highlands North is a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa. It is located in Johannesburg Region E. It is a small suburb surrounded by the suburbs of Oaklands, Waverly, Glenhazel and Orchards.

History[edit]

The suburb was laid out in 1903.[2] Its name may originate either from the name of the land developer called the Highlands Township Syndicate and an alternative to another suburb called Highlands or just reflects a similar name to the other Scottish named suburbs that lie around it.[2]

References[edit]

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