Kew, Gauteng

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Kew
Kew is located in Gauteng
Kew
Kew
Kew is located in South Africa
Kew
Kew
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
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceGauteng
MunicipalityCity of Johannesburg
Main PlaceJohannesburg
Established1905
Area
 • Total2.39 km2 (0.92 sq mi)
Population
(2011)[1]
 • Total5,959
 • Density2,500/km2 (6,500/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African85.2%
 • Coloured2.0%
 • Indian/Asian6.5%
 • White6.0%
 • Other0.3%
First languages (2011)
 • English27.0%
 • Zulu23.0%
 • Northern Sotho10.5%
 • Xhosa7.9%
 • Other31.6%
Time zoneUTC+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.