Victoria, Gauteng

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Victoria is located in Gauteng
 Victoria shown within Gauteng
Location within Greater Johannesburg
Victoria is located in Greater Johannesburg
Victoria is located in South Africa
Victoria (South Africa)
Victoria is located in Africa
Victoria (Africa)
Coordinates: 26°09′50″S 28°04′30″E / 26.164°S 28.075°E / -26.164; 28.075Coordinates: 26°09′50″S 28°04′30″E / 26.164°S 28.075°E / -26.164; 28.075
Country South Africa
Province Gauteng
Municipality City of Johannesburg
Main Place Johannesburg
Established 1902
 • Total 0.18 km2 (0.07 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 1,288
 • Density 7,200/km2 (19,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 73.9%
 • Coloured 3.5%
 • Indian/Asian 9.8%
 • White 12.8%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • English 29.3%
 • Northern Sotho 25.0%
 • Zulu 9.2%
 • Tswana 7.5%
 • Other 28.9%
Time zone UTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street) 2192

Victoria is a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa. It is located in Region E of the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality. It is a small suburb located north-east of the city centre surrounded by Norwood to its north, the Houghton Estate to its west and south, while Orange Grove lies to the east.


Victoria lies on land that once made up the farm called Klipfontein, one of many large farms that make what is Johannesburg and its suburbs. The suburb was proclaimed in December 1902.[2]:163[3] The land was owned by B.P. Viljoen and appears to be named after Queen Victoria who had died the year before.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Victoria". Census 2011.
  2. ^ Leyds, Gerald Anton (1964). A History of Johannesburg: The Early Years. Nasional Boekhandel. p. 318.
  3. ^ 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.