Springfield, Gauteng

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Springfield
Springfield is located in Gauteng
Springfield
Springfield
 Springfield shown within Gauteng
Location within Greater Johannesburg
Springfield is located in Greater Johannesburg
Springfield
Springfield
Springfield is located in South Africa
Springfield
Springfield
Springfield (South Africa)
Springfield is located in Africa
Springfield
Springfield
Springfield (Africa)
Coordinates: 26°13′41″S 28°02′56″E / 26.228°S 28.049°E / -26.228; 28.049Coordinates: 26°13′41″S 28°02′56″E / 26.228°S 28.049°E / -26.228; 28.049
Country South Africa
Province Gauteng
Municipality City of Johannesburg
Main Place Johannesburg
Established 1906
Area[1]
 • Total 0.42 km2 (0.16 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 31
 • Density 74/km2 (190/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 83.9%
 • White 16.1%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Zulu 61.3%
 • English 16.1%
 • Swazi 6.5%
 • Tsonga 6.5%
 • Other 9.7%
Time zone UTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street) 2190
PO box 2137

Springfield is a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa. It is a small industrial suburb located south of the Johannesburg CBD, close to La Rochelle. 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] Springfield became a suburb in 1906.[2]

References[edit]

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