Kew, Gauteng

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Kew
Kew is located in Gauteng
Kew
Kew
 Kew shown within Gauteng
Location within Greater Johannesburg
Kew is located in Greater Johannesburg
Kew
Kew
Kew is located in South Africa
Kew
Kew
Kew (South Africa)
Kew is located in Africa
Kew
Kew
Kew (Africa)
Coordinates: 26°7′37″S 28°5′46″E / 26.12694°S 28.09611°E / -26.12694; 28.09611Coordinates: 26°7′37″S 28°5′46″E / 26.12694°S 28.09611°E / -26.12694; 28.09611
Country South Africa
Province Gauteng
Municipality City of Johannesburg
Main Place Johannesburg
Established 1905
Area[1]
 • Total 2.39 km2 (0.92 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 5,959
 • Density 2,500/km2 (6,500/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 85.2%
 • Coloured 2.0%
 • Indian/Asian 6.5%
 • White 6.0%
 • Other 0.3%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • English 27.0%
 • Zulu 23.0%
 • Northern Sotho 10.5%
 • Xhosa 7.9%
 • Other 31.6%
Time zone UTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street) 2090

Kew is a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa. It is located in Region E of the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality.

History[edit]

It became a suburb in 1905 and is named after Kew Gardens in London.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Kew". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ Raper, Peter E.; Moller, Lucie A.; du Plessis, Theodorus L. (2014). Dictionary of Southern African Place Names. Jonathan Ball Publishers. p. 1412. ISBN 9781868425501.