Silverton, Pretoria

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Silverton
Silverton is located in Gauteng
Silverton
Silverton
Silverton is located in South Africa
Silverton
Silverton
Coordinates: 25°43′54″S 28°18′20″E / 25.73167°S 28.30556°E / -25.73167; 28.30556Coordinates: 25°43′54″S 28°18′20″E / 25.73167°S 28.30556°E / -25.73167; 28.30556
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceGauteng
MunicipalityCity of Tshwane
Main PlacePretoria
Established1890
Area
 • Total4.38 km2 (1.69 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total9,590
 • Density2,200/km2 (5,700/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African40.1%
 • Coloured9.0%
 • Indian/Asian1.6%
 • White48.0%
 • Other1.5%
First languages (2011)
 • Afrikaans52.6%
 • English15.3%
 • Northern Sotho6.4%
 • Southern Sotho5.1%
 • Other20.6%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
0084
PO box
n/a
Area code012

Silverton is an eastern suburb of Pretoria, South Africa. It lies wedged between the slopes of the Magaliesberg mountain range.

Rain showers over Silverton in Pretoria.

History[edit]

The suburb was established in 1890.[2]:7 During the depression, the town's nickname was Blikkiesdorp because of the numerous shanty dwellings inhabited by poor white farmers.[2]:7 It remained independent of Pretoria until it was incorporated into the city in 1964.[2]:7

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Silverton". Census 2011.
  2. ^ a b c van Schalkwyk, J (June 2011). "Heritage Impact Assessment For The Proposed Upgrade of Road R104, Silverton to Bronkhorstpruit, Gauteng Province" (PDF). South African Heritage Resources Agency. Retrieved 1 January 2019.