Kenilworth, Gauteng

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Kenilworth
Kenilworth is located in Gauteng
Kenilworth
Kenilworth
 Kenilworth shown within Gauteng
Location within Greater Johannesburg
Kenilworth is located in Greater Johannesburg
Kenilworth
Kenilworth
Kenilworth is located in South Africa
Kenilworth
Kenilworth
Kenilworth (South Africa)
Kenilworth is located in Africa
Kenilworth
Kenilworth
Kenilworth (Africa)
Coordinates: 26°14′46″S 28°02′56″E / 26.246°S 28.049°E / -26.246; 28.049Coordinates: 26°14′46″S 28°02′56″E / 26.246°S 28.049°E / -26.246; 28.049
Country South Africa
Province Gauteng
Municipality City of Johannesburg
Main Place Johannesburg
Established 1906
Area[1]
 • Total 0.89 km2 (0.34 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 9,002
 • Density 10,000/km2 (26,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 78.5%
 • Coloured 7.1%
 • Indian/Asian 2.6%
 • White 11.1%
 • Other 0.8%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • English 26.7%
 • Zulu 17.2%
 • Xhosa 11.2%
 • Afrikaans 7.7%
 • Other 37.2%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Postal code (street) 7708
PO box 7745

Kenilworth is a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa. The suburb has Turffontein to the west and Rosettenville to the east, with the Turffontein Racecourse on its northern boundary. 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 Turffontein.[2] It became a suburb in 1906, with Turffontein and Kenilworth part of Casey's Township.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Kenilworth". 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.