Judith's Paarl

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Judith's Paarl
Judith's Paarl is located in Gauteng
Judith's Paarl
Judith's Paarl
Judith's Paarl is located in South Africa
Judith's Paarl
Judith's Paarl
Coordinates: 26°11′25″S 28°04′20″E / 26.1904°S 28.0722°E / -26.1904; 28.0722Coordinates: 26°11′25″S 28°04′20″E / 26.1904°S 28.0722°E / -26.1904; 28.0722
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceGauteng
MunicipalityCity of Johannesburg
Main PlaceJohannesburg
Established1896
Area
 • Total0.30 km2 (0.12 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total2,453
 • Density8,200/km2 (21,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African81.2%
 • Coloured4.5%
 • Indian/Asian8.8%
 • White2.4%
 • Other3.0%
First languages (2011)
 • Zulu29.9%
 • English17.5%
 • Xhosa8.0%
 • Southern Ndebele6.3%
 • Other38.4%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
2094

Judith's Paarl is a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa. It is a small suburb found on the eastern edge of the Johannesburg central business district (CBD), tucked between the suburbs of Lorentzville and Bezuidenhout Valley, with Troyeville and Kensington to the south. It is located in Region F of the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality.

History[edit]

The suburb was founded on one of the original farms on the Witwatersrand, after a strip of land was sold from the farm Doornfontein.[2]:158 It originates around 1896.[3] The suburb is possibly named after a daughter of the Lorentz family.[2]:157 Other sources are Judith Cornelia Estresia, wife of the original farmer owner F.C. Bezuidenhout.[3] It had a terminus for the Johannesburg tramway network on the corner of Ascot Road and First Street.[2]:157

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Judith's Paarl". Census 2011.
  2. ^ a b c Leyds, Gerald Anton (1964). A History of Johannesburg: The Early Years. Nasional Boekhandel. p. 318.
  3. ^ 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.