La Rochelle, Gauteng

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La Rochelle
La Rochelle is located in Gauteng
La Rochelle
La Rochelle
La Rochelle is located in South Africa
La Rochelle
La Rochelle
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
CountrySouth Africa
MunicipalityCity of Johannesburg
Main PlaceJohannesburg
 • Total0.83 km2 (0.32 sq mi)
 • Total5,131
 • Density6,200/km2 (16,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African87.7%
 • Coloured4.6%
 • Indian/Asian1.0%
 • White6.7%
 • Other0.1%
First languages (2011)
 • Zulu18.6%
 • English16.1%
 • Xhosa9.5%
 • Tsonga6.0%
 • Other49.7%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)

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.


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]


  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.