Riviera, Gauteng

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Riviera
Riviera is located in Gauteng
Riviera
Riviera
Riviera is located in South Africa
Riviera
Riviera
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
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceGauteng
MunicipalityCity of Johannesburg
Main PlaceJohannesburg
Established1903
Area
 • Total0.20 km2 (0.08 sq mi)
Population
(2011)[1]
 • Total1,155
 • Density5,800/km2 (15,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African35.8%
 • Coloured2.4%
 • Indian/Asian24.4%
 • White34.6%
 • Other2.7%
First languages (2011)
 • English62.6%
 • Zulu6.7%
 • Xhosa4.4%
 • Tswana4.2%
 • Other22.1%
Time zoneUTC+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.