Village Main, Gauteng

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Village Main
Village Main is located in Gauteng
Village Main
Village Main
 Village Main shown within Gauteng
Location within Greater Johannesburg
Village Main is located in Greater Johannesburg
Village Main
Village Main
Village Main is located in South Africa
Village Main
Village Main
Village Main (South Africa)
Village Main is located in Africa
Village Main
Village Main
Village Main (Africa)
Coordinates: 26°13′05″S 28°02′42″E / 26.218°S 28.045°E / -26.218; 28.045Coordinates: 26°13′05″S 28°02′42″E / 26.218°S 28.045°E / -26.218; 28.045
Country South Africa
Province Gauteng
Municipality City of Johannesburg
Main Place Johannesburg
Established 1924
Area[1]
 • Total 2.43 km2 (0.94 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 53
 • Density 22/km2 (56/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 96.2%
 • Coloured 1.9%
 • White 1.9%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Sotho 26.4%
 • Zulu 22.6%
 • Northern Sotho 15.1%
 • English 9.4%
 • Other 26.4%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Postal code (street) 2001

Village Main is a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa. The suburb lies less than a kilometre south of the Johannesburg CBD. Once mining land, now consists of light industry and one of the city's main freeway, M2 runs through the suburb. 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 that make up Johannesburg, called Turffontein.[2] Lying close to the Main Reef gold deposits the suburb was on mining land of the Village Main Reef Mining Gold Company.[2] Was surveyed as a suburb in 1923 and proclaimed on 10 June 1924.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Village Main". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c Raper, Peter E.; Moller, Lucie A.; du Plessis, Theodorus L. (2014). Dictionary of Southern African Place Names. Jonathan Ball Publishers. p. 1412. ISBN 9781868425501. 


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