Turf Club, Gauteng

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Turf Club
Turf Club is located in Gauteng
Turf Club
Turf Club
 Turf Club shown within Gauteng
Location within Greater Johannesburg
Turf Club is located in Greater Johannesburg
Turf Club
Turf Club
Turf Club is located in South Africa
Turf Club
Turf Club
Turf Club (South Africa)
Turf Club is located in Africa
Turf Club
Turf Club
Turf Club (Africa)
Coordinates: 26°14′53″S 28°01′55″E / 26.248°S 28.032°E / -26.248; 28.032Coordinates: 26°14′53″S 28°01′55″E / 26.248°S 28.032°E / -26.248; 28.032
Country South Africa
Province Gauteng
Municipality City of Johannesburg
Main Place Johannesburg
Established 1923
Area[1]
 • Total 0.19 km2 (0.07 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 1,862
 • Density 9,800/km2 (25,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 74.9%
 • Coloured 6.2%
 • Indian/Asian 1.7%
 • White 15.8%
 • Other 1.3%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • English 22.1%
 • Zulu 19.9%
 • Afrikaans 13.8%
 • Xhosa 12.5%
 • Other 31.8%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Postal code (street) 2190

Turf Club is a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa. It is a small suburb south of the Johannesburg CBD and located next to the suburb of Turffontein. 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 in 1923 and its name originates from the nearby Turffontein Racecourse.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Turf Club". 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.