Ridgeway, Gauteng

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Ridgeway
Ridgeway is located in Gauteng
Ridgeway
Ridgeway
Ridgeway is located in South Africa
Ridgeway
Ridgeway
Coordinates: 26°15′53″S 27°59′46″E / 26.2646°S 27.9962°E / -26.2646; 27.9962Coordinates: 26°15′53″S 27°59′46″E / 26.2646°S 27.9962°E / -26.2646; 27.9962
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceGauteng
MunicipalityCity of Johannesburg
Main PlaceJohannesburg
Area
 • Total2.98 km2 (1.15 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total8,723
 • Density2,900/km2 (7,600/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African45.4%
 • Coloured11.8%
 • Indian/Asian23.9%
 • White17.2%
 • Other1.7%
First languages (2011)
 • English51.2%
 • Zulu11.4%
 • Afrikaans11.0%
 • Tswana6.3%
 • Other20.1%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
2091
PO box
2099

Ridgeway 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 an old farm of Kroonheuwel.[2] It had several names over the years such as Greenfields Park, Ridgebourne (after owners JM Beveridge and R Osbourne) before obtaining its current name in 1959.[2]

Religion[edit]

Ridgeway has a growing Muslim population due to a mosque that was built in 2008.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Ridgeway". Census 2011.
  2. ^ 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.