Morningside, Gauteng

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Morningside
Morningside is located in Gauteng
Morningside
Morningside
Morningside is located in South Africa
Morningside
Morningside
Coordinates: 26°04′42″S 28°03′45″E / 26.0782°S 28.0625°E / -26.0782; 28.0625Coordinates: 26°04′42″S 28°03′45″E / 26.0782°S 28.0625°E / -26.0782; 28.0625
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceGauteng
MunicipalityCity of Johannesburg
Main PlaceSandton
Established1950
Area
 • Total6.24 km2 (2.41 sq mi)
Population
(2011)[1]
 • Total15,723
 • Density2,500/km2 (6,500/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African28.6%
 • Coloured2.2%
 • Indian/Asian18.1%
 • White48.2%
 • Other2.9%
First languages (2011)
 • English65.9%
 • Afrikaans5.7%
 • Zulu4.3%
 • Tswana2.4%
 • Other21.6%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
2196
PO box
2057

Morningside is a commercial and residential suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa, located in Region E of the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality. As a part of the former Sandton municipality, it constitutes many affluent residential areas as well as small and medium business enterprises, clinics, schools, hotels and shopping centres.

History[edit]

The suburb is situated on part of an old Witwatersrand farm called Zandfontein.[2] It was established on the 8 March 1950.[2] The suburb may be named for a suburb of the same name in southern Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Morningside". 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.

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