Selby, Gauteng

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Selby
Selby is located in Gauteng
Selby
Selby
 Selby shown within Gauteng
Location within Greater Johannesburg
Selby is located in Greater Johannesburg
Selby
Selby
Selby is located in South Africa
Selby
Selby
Selby (South Africa)
Selby is located in Africa
Selby
Selby
Selby (Africa)
Coordinates: 26°13′01″S 28°01′52″E / 26.217°S 28.031°E / -26.217; 28.031Coordinates: 26°13′01″S 28°01′52″E / 26.217°S 28.031°E / -26.217; 28.031
Country South Africa
Province Gauteng
Municipality City of Johannesburg
Main Place Johannesburg
Established 1928
Area[1]
 • Total 3.69 km2 (1.42 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 3,323
 • Density 900/km2 (2,300/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 96.8%
 • Coloured 1.5%
 • Indian/Asian 0.5%
 • White 0.9%
 • Other 0.3%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Zulu 31.0%
 • Xhosa 10.2%
 • English 8.5%
 • Southern Ndebele 6.7%
 • Other 43.6%
Time zone UTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street) 2001

Selby 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 Turffontein.[2] The area was originally mining land on which two mine's, Village Main and Ferreira Gold, were established.[2] It was established as a suburb in 1928 and is named after mine manager Paul Selby of Ferreira Deep.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Selby". Census 2011.
  2. ^ a b c Raper, Peter E.; Moller, Lucie A.; du Plessis, Theodorus L. (2014). Dictionary of Southern African Place Names. Jonathan Ball Publishers. p. 1412. ISBN 9781868425501.