Vosloorus

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Vosloorus
Aerial view of Vosloorus
Aerial view of Vosloorus
Vosloorus is located in Gauteng
Vosloorus
Vosloorus
Vosloorus is located in South Africa
Vosloorus
Vosloorus
Coordinates: 26°21′30″S 28°12′27″E / 26.35833°S 28.20750°E / -26.35833; 28.20750Coordinates: 26°21′30″S 28°12′27″E / 26.35833°S 28.20750°E / -26.35833; 28.20750
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceGauteng
MunicipalityEkurhuleni
Established1963
Area
 • Total32.10 km2 (12.39 sq mi)
Population
(2011)[1]
 • Total163,216
 • Density5,100/km2 (13,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African99.3%
 • Coloured0.3%
 • Indian/Asian0.2%
 • White0.1%
 • Other0.1%
First languages (2011)
 • Zulu46.8%
 • Sotho18.0%
 • Xhosa8.2%
 • Northern Sotho7.3%
 • Other19.7%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
1475
PO box
1486

Vosloorus is a large township situated south of Boksburg and just east of Katlehong in Ekurhuleni, Gauteng, South Africa. It was established in 1963 when Black Africans were removed from Stirtonville[2] because it was considered by the government too close to a white town. Stirtonville, renamed Reiger Park, has since become home to Boksburg's coloured community. A local authority was established in 1983 when Vosloorus was given full municipal status.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Vosloorus". Census 2011.
  2. ^ Harry Mashabela (1988). Townships of the PWV. South African Institute of Race Relations. p. 169. ISBN 0-86982-343-4.