Hyde Park, Gauteng

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Hyde Park
Hyde Park is located in Gauteng
Hyde Park
Hyde Park
Hyde Park is located in South Africa
Hyde Park
Hyde Park
Coordinates: 26°7′19″S 28°2′26″E / 26.12194°S 28.04056°E / -26.12194; 28.04056Coordinates: 26°7′19″S 28°2′26″E / 26.12194°S 28.04056°E / -26.12194; 28.04056
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceGauteng
MunicipalityCity of Johannesburg
Established1955
Area
 • Total2.80 km2 (1.08 sq mi)
Population
(2001)[1]
 • Total2,431
 • Density870/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
3370

Hyde Park is a very wealthy suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa. It borders Illovo, Sandhurst, and Craighall Park. Hyde Park is located in Region B of the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality.

History[edit]

The suburb is named after London's esteemed Hyde Park area, and enjoys the same associations of prestige as its London counterpart. Hyde Park was declared a residential area in 1955, and has since become home to the top echelons of South African society. Its tree-lined streets and multi-acre estates with large and luxurious historic homes live side-by-side with their more modern security estate neighbour's.

Economy[edit]

Virgin Atlantic Airways has its South Africa office in Hyde Park.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Sub Place Hyde Park". Census 2001.
  2. ^ "South Africa Office." Virgin Atlantic Airways. Retrieved on 14 December 2009.