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
Savoy Estate is located in Africa
Savoy Estate
Savoy Estate
 Savoy Estate shown within Gauteng
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
Country South Africa
Province Gauteng
Municipality City of Johannesburg
Main Place Johannesburg
Established 1948
Area[1]
 • Total 0.49 km2 (0.19 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 1,532
 • Density 3,100/km2 (8,100/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 47.8%
 • Coloured 3.8%
 • Indian/Asian 4.0%
 • White 43.8%
 • Other 0.5%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • English 61.3%
 • Zulu 9.5%
 • Northern Sotho 7.7%
 • Afrikaans 5.1%
 • Other 16.4%

Savoy Estate is a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa. It is located in Region E.

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.