Sydenham, Gauteng

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Sydenham
Sydenham is located in Gauteng
Sydenham
Sydenham
Sydenham is located in South Africa
Sydenham
Sydenham
Coordinates: 26°09′11″S 28°05′31″E / 26.153°S 28.092°E / -26.153; 28.092Coordinates: 26°09′11″S 28°05′31″E / 26.153°S 28.092°E / -26.153; 28.092
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceGauteng
MunicipalityCity of Johannesburg
Main PlaceJohannesburg
Established1905
Area
 • Total1.17 km2 (0.45 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total3,368
 • Density2,900/km2 (7,500/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African29.3%
 • Coloured1.3%
 • Indian/Asian1.5%
 • White65.9%
 • Other2.0%
First languages (2011)
 • English69.1%
 • Zulu6.9%
 • Northern Sotho5.3%
 • Afrikaans4.4%
 • Other14.3%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
2192

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.

History[edit]

The suburb was surveyed for housing in 1905.[2]:162 The suburb's name comes from the name of the farm which originated sometime before the mid-1890s.[3]: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).[4]:255

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Sydenham". Census 2011.
  2. ^ Leyds, Gerald Anton (1964). A History of Johannesburg: The Early Years. Nasional Boekhandel. p. 318.
  3. ^ "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.
  4. ^ Shorten, John R. (1970). The Johannesburg Saga. Johannesburg: John R. Shorten Pty Ltd. p. 1159.