Malvern, Gauteng

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Malvern
Malvern is located in Gauteng
Malvern
Malvern
Malvern is located in South Africa
Malvern
Malvern
Coordinates: 26°12′04″S 28°06′07″E / 26.201°S 28.102°E / -26.201; 28.102Coordinates: 26°12′04″S 28°06′07″E / 26.201°S 28.102°E / -26.201; 28.102
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceGauteng
MunicipalityCity of Johannesburg
Main PlaceJohannesburg
Established1904
Area
 • Total1.62 km2 (0.63 sq mi)
Population
(2011)[1]
 • Total10,525
 • Density6,500/km2 (17,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African86.0%
 • Coloured6.3%
 • Indian/Asian1.4%
 • White5.6%
 • Other0.7%
First languages (2011)
 • Zulu39.7%
 • English19.2%
 • Afrikaans5.9%
 • Xhosa5.8%
 • Other29.3%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
4093
PO box
4055

Malvern is a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa. Situated east of the Johannesburg CBD, it lies south of Kensington and north of the industrial suburb of Denver. 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 that make up Johannesburg, called Doornfontein.[2] The area is named after Malvern or Malvern Hills in Worcestershire with the land proclaimed as a suburb on 24 June 1904.[2] It was previously called Morriston.[3]:177

References[edit]

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