Savoy Estate

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Savoy Estate
Savoy Estate is located in Gauteng
Savoy Estate
Savoy Estate
Savoy Estate is located in South Africa
Savoy Estate
Savoy Estate
Coordinates: 26°07′52″S 28°04′48″E / 26.131°S 28.080°E / -26.131; 28.080Coordinates: 26°07′52″S 28°04′48″E / 26.131°S 28.080°E / -26.131; 28.080
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceGauteng
MunicipalityCity of Johannesburg
Main PlaceJohannesburg
Established1948
Area
 • Total0.49 km2 (0.19 sq mi)
Population
(2011)[1]
 • Total1,532
 • Density3,100/km2 (8,100/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African47.8%
 • Coloured3.8%
 • Indian/Asian4.0%
 • White43.8%
 • Other0.5%
First languages (2011)
 • English61.3%
 • Zulu9.5%
 • Northern Sotho7.7%
 • Afrikaans5.1%
 • Other16.4%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)

Savoy Estate is a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa. It is located in Region E 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 Syferfontein.[2] It became a suburb in October 1948 and was originally owned by M.A. Zoccola who was from the Savoy region in Europe.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Savoy Estate". 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.