Springfield, Gauteng

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Springfield
Springfield is located in Gauteng
Springfield
Springfield
Springfield is located in South Africa
Springfield
Springfield
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
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceGauteng
MunicipalityCity of Johannesburg
Main PlaceJohannesburg
Established1906
Area
 • Total0.42 km2 (0.16 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total31
 • Density74/km2 (190/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African83.9%
 • White16.1%
First languages (2011)
 • Zulu61.3%
 • English16.1%
 • Swazi6.5%
 • Tsonga6.5%
 • Other9.7%
Time zoneUTC+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.