Sandown, Gauteng

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Sandown
Sandown is located in Gauteng
Sandown
Sandown
Sandown is located in South Africa
Sandown
Sandown
Coordinates: 26°05′53″S 28°03′36″E / 26.098°S 28.060°E / -26.098; 28.060Coordinates: 26°05′53″S 28°03′36″E / 26.098°S 28.060°E / -26.098; 28.060
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceGauteng
MunicipalityCity of Johannesburg
Main PlaceSandton
Area
 • Total3.74 km2 (1.44 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total6,354
 • Density1,700/km2 (4,400/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African35.9%
 • Coloured3.0%
 • Indian/Asian18.0%
 • White39.8%
 • Other3.3%
First languages (2011)
 • English62.6%
 • Afrikaans5.0%
 • Zulu5.0%
 • Tswana3.2%
 • Other24.3%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
2196
PO box
2031

Sandown is an affluent suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa, in Sandton. It is located in Region E of the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality. Sandown is both a residential and commercial area[2] and is home to the offices of many major national and international corporations as well as the Johannesburg Stock Exchange[3] in the area known as Sandton Central. The Gautrain rapid rail system's Sandton Station is located in Sandown,[4] linking Sandton to O.R. Tambo International Airport,[5] Johannesburg Central and the Capital City, Pretoria.[6]

Sandown is named after the town of Sandown, on the Isle of Wight, UK.[7]

Demographics[edit]

According to the South African National Census of 2001, 55.7% of the population were White, 35.4% Black African, 7.1% Indian or Asian and 1.8% Coloured.

65.5% spoke English, 7.8% Zulu, 6.0% Tswana, 5.0% Northern Sotho, 3.1% Afrikaans, 2.4% Xhosa, 2.1% Sotho, 1.7% Venda, 1.7% Tsonga, 0.8% Southern Ndebele. 0.4% Swazi and 3.4% some other language as their first language.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Sandown". Census 2011.
  2. ^ "Sandown - Seeff Properties."
  3. ^ "JSE Contact details"
  4. ^ "Gautrain Sandton Station."
  5. ^ "Gautrain O R Tambo Station."
  6. ^ "Gautrain Johannesburg Park Station."
  7. ^ "Final Draft, Sandton Urban Development Framework - A Brief History of Sandton". Sandton Central Management District. Archived from the original on 2008-10-20. Retrieved 2009-02-25.