Turf Club, Gauteng

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Turf Club
Turf Club is located in Gauteng
Turf Club
Turf Club
Turf Club is located in South Africa
Turf Club
Turf Club
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
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceGauteng
MunicipalityCity of Johannesburg
Main PlaceJohannesburg
Established1923
Area
 • Total0.19 km2 (0.07 sq mi)
Population
(2011)[1]
 • Total1,862
 • Density9,800/km2 (25,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African74.9%
 • Coloured6.2%
 • Indian/Asian1.7%
 • White15.8%
 • Other1.3%
First languages (2011)
 • English22.1%
 • Zulu19.9%
 • Afrikaans13.8%
 • Xhosa12.5%
 • Other31.8%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
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.