Ridgeway, Gauteng

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Ridgeway
Ridgeway is located in Gauteng
Ridgeway
Ridgeway
 Ridgeway shown within Gauteng
Location within Greater Johannesburg
Ridgeway is located in Greater Johannesburg
Ridgeway
Ridgeway
Ridgeway is located in South Africa
Ridgeway
Ridgeway
Ridgeway (South Africa)
Ridgeway is located in Africa
Ridgeway
Ridgeway
Ridgeway (Africa)
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
Country South Africa
Province Gauteng
Municipality City of Johannesburg
Main Place Johannesburg
Area[1]
 • Total 2.98 km2 (1.15 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 8,723
 • Density 2,900/km2 (7,600/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 45.4%
 • Coloured 11.8%
 • Indian/Asian 23.9%
 • White 17.2%
 • Other 1.7%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • English 51.2%
 • Zulu 11.4%
 • Afrikaans 11.0%
 • Tswana 6.3%
 • Other 20.1%
Time zone UTC+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.