Park Central, Gauteng

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Park Central
Park Central is located in Gauteng
Park Central
Park Central
 Park Central shown within Gauteng
Location within Greater Johannesburg
Park Central is located in Greater Johannesburg
Park Central
Park Central
Park Central is located in South Africa
Park Central
Park Central
Park Central (South Africa)
Park Central is located in Africa
Park Central
Park Central
Park Central (Africa)
Coordinates: 26°13′05″S 28°02′17″E / 26.218°S 28.038°E / -26.218; 28.038Coordinates: 26°13′05″S 28°02′17″E / 26.218°S 28.038°E / -26.218; 28.038
Country South Africa
Province Gauteng
Municipality City of Johannesburg
Established 1955
Area[1]
 • Total 0.31 km2 (0.12 sq mi)
Population (2001)[1]
 • Total 84
 • Density 270/km2 (700/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2001)
 • Black African 89.3%
 • Coloured 10.7%
First languages (2001)
 • Northern Sotho 28.6%
 • Zulu 21.4%
 • Tswana 17.9%
 • Xhosa 10.7%
 • Other 21.4%
Time zone UTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street) 2001

Park Central is a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa. It is located in Region F of the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality.

History[edit]

The suburb is situated on part of an old Witwatersrand farm called Turffontein.[2] Established on the old slime dumps of the Ferreira Gold Mine, it became a suburb in May 1955.[2] It was named after Central Park, New York, at one time was also waste ground.[2] Prior to its reclamation in 2009, the main mine dump was the location of the old Top Star Drive-In.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Sub Place Park Central". Census 2001. 
  2. ^ a b c 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. ^ Harrison, Philip (2004). South Africa's Top Sites: Science. New Africa Books. p. 112. ISBN 9780864865632.