Linden, Gauteng

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Linden is located in Gauteng
Linden is located in South Africa
Coordinates: 26°08′06″S 27°59′31″E / 26.135°S 27.992°E / -26.135; 27.992Coordinates: 26°08′06″S 27°59′31″E / 26.135°S 27.992°E / -26.135; 27.992
CountrySouth Africa
MunicipalityCity of Johannesburg
Main PlaceRandburg
 • CouncillorNicole van Dijk (Democratic Alliance)
 • Total4.04 km2 (1.56 sq mi)
 • Total8,629
 • Density2,100/km2 (5,500/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African21.8%
 • Coloured2.5%
 • Indian/Asian7.9%
 • White66.7%
 • Other1.2%
First languages (2011)
 • English49.7%
 • Afrikaans30.3%
 • Zulu3.7%
 • Tswana3.6%
 • Other12.7%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
PO box
Area code2195

Linden is a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa - situated towards the north western suburbs of the city on the border of the former independent town of Randburg. This established up-market suburb between 5 km (3.1 mi) to 8 km (5.0 mi) north-west of the Johannesburg CBD was designed so that most of the streets and avenues form similar sized blocks. A number of shops, churches and schools can be found on 3rd Avenue and 4th Avenue. Attractions include arts, crafts, studios, coffee shops, pubs, restaurants and small shops. Bordering suburbs include Northcliff, Blairgowrie, Victory Park, Greenside and Cresta.


Prior to the discovery of gold on the Witwatersrand in 1886, the suburb lay on land on one of the original farms called Klipfontein.[2] It became a suburb in 1901 and possibly named Johannes van der Linde who laid out the land with Lourens Geldenhuys.[2] Prior to the land being surveyed, it was used to grow fruit.[3]:167 In 1937, it became part of the City of Johannesburg.[3]:167


  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Linden". 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. ^ a b Musiker, Naomi; Musiker, Reuben (2000). A Concise Historical Dictionary of Greater Johannesburg. Cape Town: Francolin. ISBN 1868590712.

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