Kenilworth, Gauteng

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Kenilworth
Kenilworth is located in Gauteng
Kenilworth
Kenilworth
Kenilworth is located in South Africa
Kenilworth
Kenilworth
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
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceGauteng
MunicipalityCity of Johannesburg
Main PlaceJohannesburg
Established1906
Area
 • Total0.89 km2 (0.34 sq mi)
Population
(2011)[1]
 • Total9,002
 • Density10,000/km2 (26,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African78.5%
 • Coloured7.1%
 • Indian/Asian2.6%
 • White11.1%
 • Other0.8%
First languages (2011)
 • English26.7%
 • Zulu17.2%
 • Xhosa11.2%
 • Afrikaans7.7%
 • Other37.2%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
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.