Riviera, Gauteng

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Riviera
Riviera is located in Gauteng
Riviera
Riviera
 Riviera shown within Gauteng
Location within Greater Johannesburg
Riviera is located in Greater Johannesburg
Riviera
Riviera
Riviera is located in South Africa
Riviera
Riviera
Riviera (South Africa)
Riviera is located in Africa
Riviera
Riviera
Riviera (Africa)
Coordinates: 26°9′23″S 28°2′26″E / 26.15639°S 28.04056°E / -26.15639; 28.04056Coordinates: 26°9′23″S 28°2′26″E / 26.15639°S 28.04056°E / -26.15639; 28.04056
Country South Africa
Province Gauteng
Municipality City of Johannesburg
Main Place Johannesburg
Established 1903
Area[1]
 • Total 0.20 km2 (0.08 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 1,155
 • Density 5,800/km2 (15,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 35.8%
 • Coloured 2.4%
 • Indian/Asian 24.4%
 • White 34.6%
 • Other 2.7%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • English 62.6%
 • Zulu 6.7%
 • Xhosa 4.4%
 • Tswana 4.2%
 • Other 22.1%
Time zone UTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street) 7100

Riviera is a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa. It is located in Region E of the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality.

History[edit]

The suburb is situated on part of an old Witwatersrand farm called Braamfontein.[2] It would be proclaimed as a suburb on 31 July 1903 as is named after the French or Italian Riviera.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Riviera". 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.