Towerby

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Towerby
Towerby is located in Gauteng
Towerby
Towerby
Towerby is located in South Africa
Towerby
Towerby
Coordinates: 26°15′18″S 28°02′46″E / 26.255°S 28.046°E / -26.255; 28.046Coordinates: 26°15′18″S 28°02′46″E / 26.255°S 28.046°E / -26.255; 28.046
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceGauteng
MunicipalityCity of Johannesburg
Main PlaceJohannesburg
Established1953
Area
 • Total0.23 km2 (0.09 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total751
 • Density3,300/km2 (8,500/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African51.7%
 • Coloured10.8%
 • Indian/Asian4.7%
 • White28.8%
 • Other4.1%
First languages (2011)
 • English37.2%
 • Afrikaans14.9%
 • Zulu14.9%
 • Sotho5.2%
 • Other27.8%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
2190

Towerby is a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa. This small suburb is tucked between Forest Hill and Rosettenville. 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] It became a suburb on 18 March 1953 taking its name from a nearby water tower.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Towerby". 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.