Observatory, Gauteng

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Observatory is located in Gauteng
Observatory is located in South Africa
Observatory is located in Africa
 Observatory shown within Gauteng
Coordinates: 26°10′34″S 28°04′55″E / 26.176°S 28.082°E / -26.176; 28.082Coordinates: 26°10′34″S 28°04′55″E / 26.176°S 28.082°E / -26.176; 28.082
Country South Africa
Province Gauteng
Municipality City of Johannesburg
Main Place Johannesburg
 • Total 0.66 km2 (0.25 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 490
 • Density 740/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 32.9%
 • Coloured 1.8%
 • Indian/Asian 4.3%
 • White 60.6%
 • Other 0.4%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • English 71.0%
 • Zulu 6.9%
 • Afrikaans 3.9%
 • Tswana 3.1%
 • Other 15.1%
Postal code (street) 7925
PO box 7935

Observatory is a Suburb in Johannesburg's east (Region F, the former Region 7); it borders the suburbs of Houghton Estate, Cyrildene, Linksfield, Bellevue, Bellevue East and Dewetshof. It is named for the Union Observatory established in the early 1900s (today's Johannesburg Observatory), sited on Observatory Ridge, the city's highest point. It is a well-established suburb: Observatory Girls' Primary was founded in 1918, and Observatory Golf Course (1912) is the oldest golf club in Johannesburg still operating from its original ground. The suburb also houses the Yeshivah Gedolah of Johannesburg.


  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Observatory". Census 2011. 

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