Southdale, Gauteng

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Southdale
Southdale is located in Gauteng
Southdale
Southdale
Southdale is located in South Africa
Southdale
Southdale
Coordinates: 26°14′24″S 28°01′19″E / 26.240°S 28.022°E / -26.240; 28.022Coordinates: 26°14′24″S 28°01′19″E / 26.240°S 28.022°E / -26.240; 28.022
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceGauteng
MunicipalityCity of Johannesburg
Main PlaceJohannesburg
Established1964
Area
 • Total0.38 km2 (0.15 sq mi)
Population
(2011)[1]
 • Total647
 • Density1,700/km2 (4,400/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African31.9%
 • Coloured9.1%
 • Indian/Asian21.5%
 • White27.8%
 • Other9.7%
First languages (2011)
 • English54.8%
 • Afrikaans13.5%
 • Zulu6.7%
 • Sotho4.0%
 • Other21.1%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
2091
PO box
2135

Southdale 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] It became a suburb on 8 July 1964.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Southdale". 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.