Kentview, Gauteng

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Kentview
Kentview is located in Gauteng
Kentview
Kentview
Kentview is located in South Africa
Kentview
Kentview
Coordinates: 26°07′37″S 28°03′47″E / 26.127°S 28.063°E / -26.127; 28.063Coordinates: 26°07′37″S 28°03′47″E / 26.127°S 28.063°E / -26.127; 28.063
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceGauteng
MunicipalityCity of Johannesburg
Main PlaceJohannesburg
Established1958
Area
 • Total0.05 km2 (0.02 sq mi)
Population
(2011)[1]
 • Total356
 • Density7,100/km2 (18,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African22.3%
 • Coloured0.8%
 • Indian/Asian5.1%
 • White68.5%
 • Other3.4%
First languages (2011)
 • English73.0%
 • Afrikaans7.3%
 • Tswana5.3%
 • Zulu3.7%
 • Other10.7%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
2196

Kentview is a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa. It is located in Region E 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 Syferfontein.[2] It became a suburb on the 21 May 1958, and is named after Victor Kent, a chairman of Wanderers Club, and the man who purchased the land when the club moved from the moved from its location in the Johannesburg CBD at Old Wanderers to its current location what was then called Kent Park.[2][3]:381

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Kentview". 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.
  3. ^ Shorten, John R. (1970). The Johannesburg Saga. Johannesburg: John R. Shorten Pty Ltd. p. 1159.