Theta, Gauteng

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Theta, Gauteng
Theta, Gauteng is located in Gauteng
Theta, Gauteng
Theta, Gauteng
 Theta, Gauteng shown within Gauteng
Location within Greater Johannesburg
Theta, Gauteng is located in Greater Johannesburg
Theta, Gauteng
Theta, Gauteng
Theta, Gauteng is located in South Africa
Theta, Gauteng
Theta, Gauteng
Theta, Gauteng (South Africa)
Theta, Gauteng is located in Africa
Theta, Gauteng
Theta, Gauteng
Theta, Gauteng (Africa)
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
Country South Africa
Province Gauteng
Municipality City of Johannesburg
Main Place Johannesburg
Area[1]
 • Total 0.58 km2 (0.22 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 0
 • Density 0.0/km2 (0.0/sq mi)
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)

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.