Roseacre, Gauteng

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Roseacre
Roseacre is located in Gauteng
Roseacre
Roseacre
 Roseacre shown within Gauteng
Location within Greater Johannesburg
Roseacre is located in Greater Johannesburg
Roseacre
Roseacre
Roseacre is located in South Africa
Roseacre
Roseacre
Roseacre (South Africa)
Roseacre is located in Africa
Roseacre
Roseacre
Roseacre (Africa)
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
Country South Africa
Province Gauteng
Municipality City of Johannesburg
Main Place Johannesburg
Established 1947
Area[1]
 • Total 0.60 km2 (0.23 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 1,709
 • Density 2,800/km2 (7,400/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 35.9%
 • Coloured 14.0%
 • Indian/Asian 6.9%
 • White 37.4%
 • Other 5.7%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • English 50.6%
 • Afrikaans 17.0%
 • Zulu 8.7%
 • Xhosa 2.7%
 • Other 21.0%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
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.