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
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
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceGauteng
MunicipalityCity of Johannesburg
Main PlaceJohannesburg
Established1903
Area
 • Total2.01 km2 (0.78 sq mi)
Population
(2011)[1]
 • Total4,914
 • Density2,400/km2 (6,300/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African40.9%
 • Coloured2.2%
 • Indian/Asian5.6%
 • White49.5%
 • Other1.9%
First languages (2011)
 • English61.7%
 • Zulu9.5%
 • Afrikaans4.8%
 • Tswana4.2%
 • Other19.7%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
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.