Kentview, Gauteng

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Kentview
Kentview is located in Gauteng
Kentview
Kentview
Kentview is located in South Africa
Kentview
Kentview
Kentview is located in Africa
Kentview
Kentview
 Kentview shown within Gauteng
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
Country South Africa
Province Gauteng
Municipality City of Johannesburg
Main Place Johannesburg
Established 1958
Area[1]
 • Total 0.05 km2 (0.02 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 356
 • Density 7,100/km2 (18,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 22.3%
 • Coloured 0.8%
 • Indian/Asian 5.1%
 • White 68.5%
 • Other 3.4%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • English 73.0%
 • Afrikaans 7.3%
 • Tswana 5.3%
 • Zulu 3.7%
 • Other 10.7%
Postal code (street) 2196

Kentview is a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa. It is located in Region E.

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.