La Rochelle, Gauteng

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La Rochelle
La Rochelle is located in Gauteng
La Rochelle
La Rochelle
 La Rochelle shown within Gauteng
Location within Greater Johannesburg
La Rochelle is located in Greater Johannesburg
La Rochelle
La Rochelle
La Rochelle is located in South Africa
La Rochelle
La Rochelle
La Rochelle (South Africa)
La Rochelle is located in Africa
La Rochelle
La Rochelle
La Rochelle (Africa)
Coordinates: 26°14′09″S 28°03′16″E / 26.2359°S 28.0544°E / -26.2359; 28.0544Coordinates: 26°14′09″S 28°03′16″E / 26.2359°S 28.0544°E / -26.2359; 28.0544
Country South Africa
Province Gauteng
Municipality City of Johannesburg
Main Place Johannesburg
Established 1895
Area[1]
 • Total 0.83 km2 (0.32 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 5,131
 • Density 6,200/km2 (16,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 87.7%
 • Coloured 4.6%
 • Indian/Asian 1.0%
 • White 6.7%
 • Other 0.1%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Zulu 18.6%
 • English 16.1%
 • Xhosa 9.5%
 • Tsonga 6.0%
 • Other 49.7%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Postal code (street) 2190

La Rochelle is a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa. South of the Johannesburg CBD, the suburbs of Turffontein and Rosettenville lie to its south. 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 1895, and named after the estate owned by Josias Eduard de Villiers and the French town of La Rochelle.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place La Rochelle". 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.