Phiri, Soweto

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Phiri
Phiri is located in Gauteng
Phiri
Phiri
Phiri is located in South Africa
Phiri
Phiri
Phiri is located in Africa
Phiri
Phiri
 Phiri shown within Gauteng
Coordinates: 26°16′12″S 27°51′18″E / 26.270°S 27.855°E / -26.270; 27.855Coordinates: 26°16′12″S 27°51′18″E / 26.270°S 27.855°E / -26.270; 27.855
Country South Africa
Province Gauteng
Municipality City of Johannesburg
Main Place Soweto
Area[1]
 • Total 0.92 km2 (0.36 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 15,875
 • Density 17,000/km2 (45,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 99.5%
 • Coloured 0.2%
 • Indian/Asian 0.1%
 • White 0.1%
 • Other 0.1%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Zulu 37.2%
 • Sotho 33.6%
 • Tswana 7.7%
 • English 6.2%
 • Other 15.3%
Postal code (street) 1818

Phiri is a township in the urban area of Soweto, in the city of Johannesburg in South Africa. The township was founded in 1956, as part of the demographic reorganization started by the state that year. Phiri, along with several other areas, was created to house Sotho and Tswana-speakers.[2] Phiri is the Sotho word for hyena.

The town is also famous for the birthplace of South African international footballer Siphiwe Tshabalala.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Phiri". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ [1]

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