Woodmead

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Woodmead
Woodmead is located in Gauteng
Woodmead
Woodmead
Woodmead is located in South Africa
Woodmead
Woodmead
Coordinates: 26°02′46″S 28°03′58″E / 26.046°S 28.066°E / -26.046; 28.066Coordinates: 26°02′46″S 28°03′58″E / 26.046°S 28.066°E / -26.046; 28.066
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceGauteng
MunicipalityCity of Johannesburg
Main PlaceSandton
Area
 • Total6.50 km2 (2.51 sq mi)
Population
(2011)[1]
 • Total4,225
 • Density650/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African28.3%
 • Coloured1.7%
 • Indian/Asian7.8%
 • White60.5%
 • Other1.7%
First languages (2011)
 • English69.3%
 • Afrikaans7.6%
 • Zulu5.6%
 • Northern Sotho2.7%
 • Other14.7%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
2191

Woodmead is mostly a commercial suburb in the northern part of Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa. Four highways meet here, the N1 Western Bypass, N1 Ben Schoeman, N3 Eastern Bypass, and the M1. The southern terminus of the R55 road is also located here. Access is off the Woodmead offramp to the M1. Several large business are located in Woodmead, including 3M, Ericsson, Accenture, and SAP.

The 94.7 Cycle Challenge starts at the intersection of Woodmead Drive and Van Reenen in Woodmead. This is a 94.7 kilometre cycle race that is held every year and is sponsored by 94.7 Highveld Stereo, a popular regional radio station. Woodmead is also the site of two large 18-hole golf courses, which opened in 1968. Both courses are known as the Johannesburg Country Club and have previously hosted the South African Open and Johannesburg Open golf events.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Woodmead". Census 2011.