Parkview, Gauteng

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Parkview
Parkview is located in Gauteng
Parkview
Parkview
Parkview is located in South Africa
Parkview
Parkview
Coordinates: 26°10′S 28°2′E / 26.167°S 28.033°E / -26.167; 28.033Coordinates: 26°10′S 28°2′E / 26.167°S 28.033°E / -26.167; 28.033
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceGauteng
MunicipalityCity of Johannesburg
Main PlaceRandburg
Area
 • Total1.68 km2 (0.65 sq mi)
Population
(2011)[1]
 • Total3,869
 • Density2,300/km2 (6,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African24.4%
 • Coloured2.0%
 • Indian/Asian5.8%
 • White63.9%
 • Other3.9%
First languages (2011)
 • English68.7%
 • Afrikaans11.1%
 • Zulu4.6%
 • Tswana3.2%
 • Other12.4%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
2193
PO box
2122

Parkview is a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa. It borders the suburb of Greenside and overlooks Zoo Lake, a park which lies on the opposite side of Jan Smuts Avenue from the Johannesburg Zoo. All of its streets are named after Irish counties. Parkview, established more than a century ago, is one of the oldest suburbs in Johannesburg, and much of its historic architecture remains intact.[2] The Alliance Française in Johannesburg is situated in Parkview.[3]

History[edit]

The suburb lies on land on one of the original farms that make up Johannesburg, called Braamfontein.[4] Its name comes from the view of the park that is now called Zoo Lake.[4]

Education[edit]

Schools in the area include Parkview Senior School, Parktown High School for Girls and Jan Celliers Laerskool.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Parkview". Census 2011.
  2. ^ "Parkview - Seeff Properties."
  3. ^ "Alliance Francaise Archived 2013-06-24 at the Wayback Machine."
  4. ^ 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.