Morningside, Gauteng

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Morningside
Morningside is located in Gauteng
Morningside
Morningside
Morningside is located in South Africa
Morningside
Morningside
Morningside is located in Africa
Morningside
Morningside
 Morningside shown within Gauteng
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
Country South Africa
Province Gauteng
Municipality City of Johannesburg
Main Place Sandton
Established 1950
Area[1]
 • Total 6.24 km2 (2.41 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 15,723
 • Density 2,500/km2 (6,500/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 28.6%
 • Coloured 2.2%
 • Indian/Asian 18.1%
 • White 48.2%
 • Other 2.9%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • English 65.9%
 • Afrikaans 5.7%
 • Zulu 4.3%
 • Tswana 2.4%
 • Other 21.6%
Postal code (street) 2196
PO box 2057

Morningside is a commercial and residential suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa, located in Region E. 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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