Parkview, Gauteng

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Parkview
Parkview is located in Gauteng
Parkview
Parkview
 Parkview shown within Gauteng
Location within Greater Johannesburg
Parkview is located in Greater Johannesburg
Parkview
Parkview
Parkview is located in South Africa
Parkview
Parkview
Parkview (South Africa)
Parkview is located in Africa
Parkview
Parkview
Parkview (Africa)
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
Country South Africa
Province Gauteng
Municipality City of Johannesburg
Main Place Randburg
Area[1]
 • Total 1.68 km2 (0.65 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 3,869
 • Density 2,300/km2 (6,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 24.4%
 • Coloured 2.0%
 • Indian/Asian 5.8%
 • White 63.9%
 • Other 3.9%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • English 68.7%
 • Afrikaans 11.1%
 • Zulu 4.6%
 • Tswana 3.2%
 • Other 12.4%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
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.