Theta, Gauteng

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Theta, Gauteng
Theta, Gauteng is located in Gauteng
Theta, Gauteng
Theta, Gauteng
Theta, Gauteng is located in South Africa
Theta, Gauteng
Theta, Gauteng
Coordinates: 26°13′55″S 28°00′14″E / 26.232°S 28.004°E / -26.232; 28.004Coordinates: 26°13′55″S 28°00′14″E / 26.232°S 28.004°E / -26.232; 28.004
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceGauteng
MunicipalityCity of Johannesburg
Main PlaceJohannesburg
Area
 • Total0.58 km2 (0.22 sq mi)
Population
(2011)[1]
 • Total0
 • Density0.0/km2 (0.0/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)

Theta is a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa. It lies south-west of the Johannesburg CBD and is adjacent to Booysens Reserve. The suburb was originally developed for science, industrial and research businesses. 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 lies on land on two of the original farms called Mooifontein and Vierfontein.[2] The suburb's name originates from the Greek letter Theta.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Theta, Gauteng". 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.