Victoria, Gauteng

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Victoria
Victoria is located in Gauteng
Victoria
Victoria
Victoria is located in South Africa
Victoria
Victoria
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
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceGauteng
MunicipalityCity of Johannesburg
Main PlaceJohannesburg
Established1902
Area
 • Total0.18 km2 (0.07 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total1,288
 • Density7,200/km2 (19,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African73.9%
 • Coloured3.5%
 • Indian/Asian9.8%
 • White12.8%
First languages (2011)
 • English29.3%
 • Northern Sotho25.0%
 • Zulu9.2%
 • Tswana7.5%
 • Other28.9%
Time zoneUTC+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.

History[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  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.