Towerby

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Towerby
Towerby is located in Gauteng
Towerby
Towerby
 Towerby shown within Gauteng
Location within Greater Johannesburg
Towerby is located in Greater Johannesburg
Towerby
Towerby
Towerby is located in South Africa
Towerby
Towerby
Towerby (South Africa)
Towerby is located in Africa
Towerby
Towerby
Towerby (Africa)
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
Country South Africa
Province Gauteng
Municipality City of Johannesburg
Main Place Johannesburg
Established 1953
Area[1]
 • Total 0.23 km2 (0.09 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 751
 • Density 3,300/km2 (8,500/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 51.7%
 • Coloured 10.8%
 • Indian/Asian 4.7%
 • White 28.8%
 • Other 4.1%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • English 37.2%
 • Afrikaans 14.9%
 • Zulu 14.9%
 • Sotho 5.2%
 • Other 27.8%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
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.