Village Main, Gauteng

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Village Main
Village Main is located in Gauteng
Village Main
Village Main
Village Main is located in South Africa
Village Main
Village Main
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
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceGauteng
MunicipalityCity of Johannesburg
Main PlaceJohannesburg
Established1924
Area
 • Total2.43 km2 (0.94 sq mi)
Population
(2011)[1]
 • Total53
 • Density22/km2 (56/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African96.2%
 • Coloured1.9%
 • White1.9%
First languages (2011)
 • Sotho26.4%
 • Zulu22.6%
 • Northern Sotho15.1%
 • English9.4%
 • Other26.4%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
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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