Roseacre, Gauteng

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Roseacre
Roseacre is located in Gauteng
Roseacre
Roseacre
Roseacre is located in South Africa
Roseacre
Roseacre
Coordinates: 26°14′20″S 28°04′52″E / 26.239°S 28.081°E / -26.239; 28.081Coordinates: 26°14′20″S 28°04′52″E / 26.239°S 28.081°E / -26.239; 28.081
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceGauteng
MunicipalityCity of Johannesburg
Main PlaceJohannesburg
Established1947
Area
 • Total0.60 km2 (0.23 sq mi)
Population
(2011)[1]
 • Total1,709
 • Density2,800/km2 (7,400/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African35.9%
 • Coloured14.0%
 • Indian/Asian6.9%
 • White37.4%
 • Other5.7%
First languages (2011)
 • English50.6%
 • Afrikaans17.0%
 • Zulu8.7%
 • Xhosa2.7%
 • Other21.0%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
2197

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

History[edit]

Prior to the discovery of gold on the Witwatersrand in 1886, the suburb lay on land on one of the original farms called Klipriviersberg.[2] It was a proclaimed a suburb on 14 May 1947 and named after the lands owner, William Harrison and his home town of Roseacre, Lancashire.[2]

References[edit]

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