Sandown, Gauteng

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Sandown is located in Gauteng
Sandown is located in South Africa
Sandown is located in Africa
 Sandown shown within Gauteng
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
Country South Africa
Province Gauteng
Municipality City of Johannesburg
Main Place Sandton
 • Total 3.74 km2 (1.44 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 6,354
 • Density 1,700/km2 (4,400/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 35.9%
 • Coloured 3.0%
 • Indian/Asian 18.0%
 • White 39.8%
 • Other 3.3%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • English 62.6%
 • Afrikaans 5.0%
 • Zulu 5.0%
 • Tswana 3.2%
 • Other 24.3%
Postal code (street) 2196
PO box 2031

Sandown is an affluent suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa, in Sandton. It is located in Region E. 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]


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.