|Municipality||City of Johannesburg|
|• Total||1.17 km2 (0.45 sq mi)|
|• Density||2,900/km2 (7,500/sq mi)|
|Racial makeup (2011)|
|• Black African||29.3%|
|First languages (2011)|
|• Northern Sotho||5.3%|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (SAST)|
|Postal code (street)|
Sydenham is a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa. It is located in Region E of the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality. The suburb is surrounded by the area of Orchards, Orange Grove and other smaller suburbs.
The suburb was surveyed for housing in 1905.:162 The suburb's name comes from the name of the farm which originated sometime before the mid-1890s.:304 In 1910, Sydenham was still quite rural and on 26 February of that year, the land was used by Frenchman Albert Kimmerling to fly a Voisin biplane a few hundred yards and proved that aircraft could be flown at a high altitude of 2,000 m (6,600 ft).:255
- "Sub Place Sydenham". Census 2011.
- Leyds, Gerald Anton (1964). A History of Johannesburg: The Early Years. Nasional Boekhandel. p. 318.
- "Orange Grove Precinct. Heritage Impact Assessment & Conservation Management Plan. Report Phase 3. Volume 3" (PDF). Johannesburg Development Agency (published 16 May 2016). 19 February 2017.
- Shorten, John R. (1970). The Johannesburg Saga. Johannesburg: John R. Shorten Pty Ltd. p. 1159.
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