Turffontein

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Turffontein
Turffontein Racecourse
Turffontein Racecourse
Turffontein is located in Gauteng
Turffontein
Turffontein
 Turffontein shown within Gauteng
Location within Greater Johannesburg
Turffontein is located in Greater Johannesburg
Turffontein
Turffontein
Turffontein is located in South Africa
Turffontein
Turffontein
Turffontein (South Africa)
Turffontein is located in Africa
Turffontein
Turffontein
Turffontein (Africa)
Coordinates: 26°14′41″S 28°02′23″E / 26.2446°S 28.0397°E / -26.2446; 28.0397Coordinates: 26°14′41″S 28°02′23″E / 26.2446°S 28.0397°E / -26.2446; 28.0397
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceGauteng
MunicipalityCity of Johannesburg
Main PlaceJohannesburg
Established1886
Area[1]
 • Total2.63 km2 (1.02 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total15,887
 • Density6,000/km2 (16,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African82.4%
 • Coloured5.7%
 • Indian/Asian2.0%
 • White8.7%
 • Other1.1%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Zulu22.1%
 • English17.5%
 • Xhosa15.0%
 • Southern Ndebele7.3%
 • Other38.1%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)2190
PO box2140

Turffontein is a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa. 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 27 September 1886.[2]

Sports[edit]

It is home to Turffontein Racecourse, established in 1887 by the Johannesburg Turf Club.

References[edit]

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